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Author Topic: CW TECHNIQUE  (Read 592 times)
W4TYU
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« on: May 05, 2003, 09:13:32 PM »

During the QSO parties this past weekend, I noticed a number of operators giving the exchane in a format that left me confused.  It was sent as a five letter cipher group(HANME or NHVCT).  I really had to stop and think about what I was hearing.

IMHO, it is better to send the exchange as two words
(HAN ME or NHV CT).

Ole man JEAN
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N8UZE
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2003, 09:53:37 PM »

They should send it as two "words".  It's pure sloppiness on the part of the operators.
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2003, 09:39:12 AM »

Like any exchange, once you get used to it, it makes sense.

CQWW's exchange is RST ZONE. Everyone sends 5NNZZ as a single "cipher group"

Granted the NEQP's county/state is far more variable than the RST ZONE will ever be, but it's not that hard.

Mike N2MG  
       
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W4TYU
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2003, 01:41:18 PM »

Most if not all computer logging programs automatically enter the signal repot and zone without the operator doing nothing more than hitting the enter key. Likewise when using a paper log, the operator listens for the zone and logs only that.

I am speaking of the "few" times we have to actually make correct copy these days. Not all counties have three letter codes, a number have four letters in their code.

The ole man JEAN
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