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Author Topic: 44s?  (Read 1938 times)
EI4HQ
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« on: October 28, 2011, 02:38:41 AM »

Hi,

I've been licensed since 1993 and I've been almost exclusively a CW operator. Recently I've begun spending more time on SSB. This morning I worked a DL special event station (DR11BUGA) and many stations were signing '44s' with him. What does 44 mean? I've never heard it on CW... On the web I found; "44 - Answer promptly by wire"

So does 44 mean electronic QSL?

BR
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K8AXW
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2011, 09:24:29 AM »

Believe me, you REALLY don't want to know!   Wink
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KD8DEY
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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2011, 09:36:18 AM »

My guess would be that since 44 is half of 88 that he just gave you a "hug and a kiss" and you just returned the favor.
I wonder how "Special" that event was,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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WX7G
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2011, 10:14:56 AM »

And it's 73, not 73's.
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ONAIR
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2011, 10:35:23 AM »

And it's 73, not 73's.
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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2011, 08:02:42 AM »

I'm going to assume here that your code skills are good and you really did hear '44', in which case the answer is no idea. If however you copied 'HH' at the end of a QSO that particular phrase was used from about 1935 to 1945 by all German stations, it means Heil Hitler.

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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2011, 08:55:30 AM »

And it's 73, not 73's.

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« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2011, 01:31:20 PM »

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=44

Two pages....take your pick of meanings.
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