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Author Topic: CX instead of CQDX  (Read 9033 times)
K3OWZ
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« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2012, 03:03:53 PM »

Never confuse change with progress.
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K9AIM
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« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2012, 03:41:09 PM »

Never confuse change with progress.

QSL!
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K7KBN
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« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2012, 07:11:38 AM »

And what if the North Korean station looking for a Q on the frequency doesn't understand CX? LOL!   

There's one of my pet peeves:  "looking for a Q".  A QTH? QSY? Question? QSL? Quasar?

If "QSO" is what is meant, it's only two more keystrokes.
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« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2012, 11:11:37 AM »

"CX" means "Classic Exchange", an operating activity/contest involving using older equipment.

73 de Jim, N2EY
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K0OD
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« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2012, 12:09:18 PM »

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"If "QSO" is what is meant, it's only two more keystrokes."

What if the N Korean is on phone where Q-signals shouldn't be used, according to some? LOL

Actually I think the meaning has evolved where QSO now tends to be used for "conversation" while Q implies a minimally "legal" contact, such as in a contest or pileup.
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KK4CPH
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« Reply #20 on: October 06, 2012, 09:08:17 PM »

Early on I was told that when someone calls CQ DX, they are looking for a contact outside the country of their call.

So would an op in Maine object to an answer from an op in San Diego or Fairbanks?
How about scanning the bands for a foreign station calling CQ and answer them?
Just a thought.   Wink

Eric
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G3RZP
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« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2012, 04:48:29 AM »

According to the UK 'Handbook for Radio Operators', aimed at the old maritime service, the use of Q codes on radio telephony is permitted: where it is a question (QRM? on CW) it is 'QRM RQ' on telephony.

The reasoning is that it permits communication, admittedly probably with some difficulty, in situations where there is no common language.
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K0YHV
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« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2012, 08:10:38 AM »

And what if the North Korean station looking for a Q on the frequency doesn't understand CX? LOL!   

There's one of my pet peeves:  "looking for a Q".  A QTH? QSY? Question? QSL? Quasar?

If "QSO" is what is meant, it's only two more keystrokes.

Wow, working a Quasar!  Now that would be some DX!  Might take a long time for the QSL to arrive, though.

John AF5CC
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K8AXW
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« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2012, 08:51:24 AM »

This whole discussion reminded me of a story a comedian told.  He said he attended a Comedian Convention.  The guest speaker, instead of making the classic type of speech was simply saying, "57, 101, 96,4, and so on."  With the utterance of each number the audience would respond with howls of laughter.

When someone asked about this, he was told that all the comedians in the audience knew all the jokes which had been assigned numbers and the speaker was imply giving the them number of the joke and they laughed.

So, with that thought, why not shorten and simplify our QSOs with, "1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc., each representing something like name, QTH, signal report and so on?
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G3RZP
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« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2012, 10:26:44 AM »

So figure what numbers for

The name is Nebuchadnezzar, the QTH is Milngavie  (pronouced 'Mulguy'), the rig is a KW2000B, the antenna is a G8KW trap dipole......

It would be 6 digit numbers for each part!
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« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2012, 10:06:43 PM »

Peter:  No.....nyet...... it would be 1 al, 2 keyser, wv, 3 RST is.....4, etc, etc.  No words, no Q signals......see how the contact could be shortened? 

Maybe this guy is on to something!
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G3RZP
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« Reply #26 on: October 11, 2012, 03:03:57 AM »

half the time, you get your call followed by '5NN 5NN K'  anyway!
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K0OD
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« Reply #27 on: October 12, 2012, 08:39:58 AM »

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When someone asked about this, he was told that all the comedians in the audience knew all the jokes which had been assigned numbers and the speaker was imply giving the them number of the joke and they laughed.

Here's how the full joke goes [two versions]... So the guest decides to tell his own joke. Picking a number at random, he yells out "77."  The room becomes dead quiet. Puzzled, he looks at his host for advice, who replies:

1) "We've heard that one."

2) "Some people just don't know how to tell a joke."

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K8AXW
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« Reply #28 on: October 12, 2012, 09:49:26 AM »

OD:  Very funny!!   Cheesy
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KE7VZW
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« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2012, 10:28:15 PM »

Calling CQ DX is a major turnoff IMO
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