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Author Topic: signal report  (Read 1371 times)
FROG
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« on: October 30, 2011, 06:29:59 PM »

When you give a signal report in voice ..like 5/9 and someone comes back and says whats my number...what is he asking for...I heard everyone else giving him three numbers...like 5/9/4 or 5/9/25 etc... but I thought in ssb voice that you only give two numbers.../readability and signal strength.....Huh??
Thanks for the help
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G8YMW
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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2011, 06:50:25 PM »

Evidently a contest, what the other station is after is a serial number.
Example
If I was to work you and I hadn't worked anyone else.

**** from G8YMW, you are 5/9 001
The serial number is the number of stations you have worked in the contest at that point
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N4NYY
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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2011, 06:51:11 PM »

Frog,

You were working a contest. In this case, the number was your CQ zone. Mine was 05.
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W8JI
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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2011, 12:24:15 AM »

He may have liked you, and wanted to give you a call to ask you out.
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K0OD
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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2011, 02:39:18 AM »

What N4NYY said. That was the CQWW Phone contest you heard. The greatest DX event of the year since 1939.  Exchange is simple: Signal report (nowadays almost always just 59 or 599), plus CQ zone. CW weekend will be in a month.

http://www.cqww.com/rules.php

History:
http://www.cqww.com/history.php

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FROG
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« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2011, 05:06:16 AM »

Thanks you all for the info...I did check your links on the contest..very good info ..thanks again...great help
FROG
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G3RZP
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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2011, 09:11:46 AM »

The ARRL DX contest has the US give the state, and foreign give their power. The 160m ARRL has the US give their section, and, iirc, foreign give their country.

I haven't bothered with ARRL 160 since the year conditions weren't even good enough to be lousy, I was the top scoring single op outside the US (about 60 QSOs) and all I got was a certificate 'Winner England'.
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N4JTE
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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2011, 03:29:31 PM »

Tom, your BAD, hi
Bob
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AD6KA
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« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2011, 04:46:32 PM »

Some of the exchanges are a bit silly.
Age, or year you were first licensed, etc.
What's next?
The name of your favorite Broadway musical?


WX5XYZ: UR 59 Oklahoma...Oklahoma, QSL?

KJ7YXX: Roger, Confirm Oklahoma, UR 59 A Chorus Line...
A Chorus Line, QSL?


WX5XYZ: QSL, thanks new one, QRZ BMT Test..
 (Broadway Musical Test)
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