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Author Topic: 73s, 73's, "seventy three," "seventy threes," "seventy thirds"  (Read 12600 times)
WI8P
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« Reply #60 on: November 28, 2015, 12:45:20 PM »

Do dyslexic operators say 37?   Huh    Cheesy

Or s'37? 
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« Reply #61 on: November 28, 2015, 12:52:57 PM »

No, but lisdexic operators do.
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« Reply #62 on: November 28, 2015, 08:58:57 PM »

[...] Obviously any number past 9 has to be sent in Morse as separate digits, but why would anyone say a number in a sequence as anything but "forty-six" or "seventy-three"?[...]
Steve

To keep the risk of error or misunderstanding at a minimum.

For example, aircraft controllers and pilots ALWAYS say each digit separately for aircraft id, altitude, altimeter setting, squawk number, etc. Its always runway three six, never thirty-six.

Obviously, for a non-critical communication code like 73, there is no danger to life or safety, regardless of the manner in which it is said.
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SWMAN
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« Reply #63 on: November 28, 2015, 09:54:18 PM »

I usually just say "talk to ya later"
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K9MHZ
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« Reply #64 on: November 29, 2015, 03:22:01 PM »

Ha, there you go!
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KJ4AUR
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« Reply #65 on: December 01, 2015, 12:51:41 PM »

I don't do a lot of posting on eHam but I'll say that DRBEN's comments have been wise, accurate, and informative.  With regard to the "Happy Numbers" new ham; good for him for getting on the bands and working folks.  If he's not spewing hate and profanity or playing QRM-games what's the concern?  Much rather have operators calling CQ than spinning the VFO on an empty band.  We all have parts of this hobby that don't appeal to our desires but that doesn't mean that others should be subjected to it.  Even in this thread there is decision paralysis through consensus.  We should not focus on the petty things but instead focus on embracing our fellow operators, being glad to work them or they're on the bands, and encouraging/enjoying the hobby.

Cheers,
Nathan
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« Reply #66 on: December 01, 2015, 09:59:45 PM »

AMEN's to that.
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« Reply #67 on: December 02, 2015, 12:43:01 PM »

could always just say seventy turds
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« Reply #68 on: December 02, 2015, 01:26:15 PM »

Just watch out for the 88's.
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« Reply #69 on: December 02, 2015, 02:15:34 PM »

Do you know the difference between 88 and 73?





Answer: 15   Wink
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« Reply #70 on: December 02, 2015, 02:36:40 PM »

Do you know the difference between 88 and 73?





Answer: 15   Wink


Kind of like a 71!   Grin
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« Reply #71 on: December 09, 2015, 09:31:39 AM »

Hey OM....73, 73, 73, to each of you. Frankly, I asked Grammar Girl about this...she says you can do what you want since it's "technical jargon". The Old Man used 73s. Language is constructed in an ongoing stream over time---ask any linguist---but some wish to assert superiority by some fiat. They have hardening of the categories! Radio communication is BOTH singular and plural in the number of potential contact recipients: there are folks reading the mail. As far as the 73 Police go: 73s and Beyond!

Lighten up and Merry Christmas!

73=>infinity,

Frank
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« Reply #72 on: December 09, 2015, 02:29:02 PM »

Oh man.  Some of you guys continue to beat the crap put of a very dead horse, and then tell everyone to "lighten up."

70+ replies analyzing every conceivable angle of an original post of several words.....wow.

Asperger's and OCD on display right there, folks.
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« Reply #73 on: December 09, 2015, 02:43:00 PM »

Would you rather start a thread that everybody ignores ?
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