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Author Topic: \M ?  (Read 955 times)
KC6ZBE
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« on: January 15, 2009, 11:33:57 AM »

I had a short QSO on 40m yesterday using CW. I called CQ and a gentleman from Ark responded with his call and a \M after it.

I dont recal ever having a QSO with this on the end of the other guys callsign. I dont mean to sound like an idiot but was he mobile or maybe maritime?

Thanks
Dave
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KN1W
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2009, 12:08:50 PM »

I think it is maritime mobile.

de KN1W
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NI0C
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2009, 12:10:38 PM »

A station signing /m is a mobile station (perhaps in motion, and perhaps parked somewhere).  A maritime mobile station signs /mm.

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Chuck  NI0C
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KN1W
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2009, 12:13:44 PM »

M = mobile
MM = maritime mobile
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KB9CRY
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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2009, 03:47:35 PM »

And AM is Airplane Mobile
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KC6ZBE
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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2009, 05:55:32 PM »

Thanks guys! For a mobile station, his code was quite good..

73
Dave
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N9RD
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2009, 08:00:18 AM »

Hi Dave, I work/m quite a bit and as long as I have a good place (like a cooler) for my Bencher there is no problem sending just like at home. On a real bumpy road I butcher a letter now and then but I do that at home too LOL. If you are used to 30WPM you copy in your head and don't write things down. I find it's a good way to kill time on long trips and before you know it, you arrive.
73, Jurgen N9RD and N9RD/M
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WB2WIK
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« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2009, 08:27:54 AM »

I've operated CW /M for 30 years now.

I find it easier to do than working mobile "phone," because there's no mike to hold or mike cord to get tangled up.  It takes very little concentration.

There are a lot of CW /M ops, especially during the daytime on 20 and 40 meters.
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VE3WMB
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« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2009, 09:34:57 AM »

Also /PM = Pedestrian Mobile (i.e walking mobile).

I have had some very memorable CW QSOs with my Elecraft KX1, using a linear loaded 14 ft wire supported by a 13 foot fishing pole and a dragging 28 foot ground wire.

Michael VE3WMB / VA2NB
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N7DM
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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2009, 06:25:13 PM »

In the days when such things were clearly defined by the FCC, Maritime Mobile was according to Region One, Two, or Three. I correctly signed  W7***/R2, in the Bearing Sea. In fact, during one QSO that began near Kodiak and ended 'tied up' there, my call went from  W7***/R2 to W7***/M {underway, but in US water} to  W7***/KL7.  But that was then, now is now, and a guy floating in a pool, with a Handy-Talkie may well call himself  'Marine Mobile'.
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WU1E
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« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2009, 07:34:15 PM »

Just worked my first mobile cw station yesterday. 40m. Pretty wild. I definitely made it challenging for him as I was accidentally running QRP at first. At this point I find it hard to imagine myself ever being that proficient.
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W3HR
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« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2009, 07:09:53 PM »

Strap a J-38 to your leg and you're all set!
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