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Author Topic: ok to call cq & asking for a specific language  (Read 208 times)
KD5FOY
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« on: June 03, 2006, 03:27:11 PM »

Is it ok to call cq and request that the answering station answer in only specific language? i don't
see any problems, your thoughts please.

larry
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N3UMH
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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2006, 03:39:33 PM »

Sure, it's not different than calling CQ DX or CQ Deleware or whatever.

If you want to practice some language you know go ahead and call CQ German Language or whatever.  If you call CQ as much as you can in the language: "CQ en EspaƱol" for example, then you'll just get responses from speakers of that language, generally.

I've made a handful of contacts in Spanish myself, though I've generally answered CQ's in those cases.

73,
Dan
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WA9SVD
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2006, 06:19:51 PM »

No problem; you can use any language you wish;  but remember that FCC rules require your ID be in English, not any other language.  Or rather, you can ID in a foreign language as long as you ALSO ID in English.
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RobertKoernerExAE7G
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2006, 06:33:04 PM »

Esto es, Alpha Echo 7 Gulf, Argentina Ecuador Siete Guatamala, C Q (Say Coo).
bn 73
Bob
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WD8PTB
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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2006, 01:21:12 PM »

If you are talking to a station that speaks the language you wish to speak say a few words in that language. They will come back in that language if they know it. It is very common for a Dx station to talk to countries that speak his language in his language and go back to English for the next contact. Don WD8PTB
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K7KBN
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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2006, 09:06:48 AM »

You can do it on CW also.  "CQ -..---", with your beam pointed to Japan, will generally get you fixed up with a memorable QSO - but be warned, they use a different code for these contacts.  In this system, called "WABUN", each sound pattern represents a SYLLABLE rather than just a letter.  Much more efficient:  the word "sayonara", written out like that, has eight letters and therefore requires eight sound patterns.  In WABUN, this four-SYLLABLE word only requires FOUR sound patterns.  SA (-.-.-), YO
(--), NA (.-.), and RA (...).

Then there's the vocabulary... ;-)
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Pat K7KBN
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