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KE6EE
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« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2014, 12:42:46 PM »

wow!  not only did he pluralize something that is already plural, he also doubled the "best".  
"Best 73's" technically reads "Best best regards'es"  Cheesy

I agree with this. The motivation seems to be to send as many regards as possible with the best of bests.

When ending voice QSOs with best of best very many regards this is bound to build friendships.

In print I would suggest this: 73 (but cannot type this on this site) superscript 73. Or, perhaps, 73 x 10 superscript 1000.

On CW, where it all began, it seems only polite to end a QSO with 73 73 73.

Grin
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« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2014, 12:45:25 PM »

This is an example of having a technical, analytical mind being a somewhat bad thing. Analyzing "73s" is probably the largest non-issue in amateur radio. When you start yet another thread complaining about the usage of 73 it appears that the biggest fish you have to fry is a minnow...

73

Apparently some hams live such insignificant lives that they have to post this topic, the lack of "proper" phonetics and other trivial matters ad nauseum...  It's the same on ALL the ham radio forums.  Personally, I don't give a damn whether the guy on the other end says, "73," "73s," "Goodbye," "Hasta la Vista," or "I'll be back."  It's all the same...
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N9KX
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« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2014, 01:00:43 PM »

This is an example of having a technical, analytical mind being a somewhat bad thing. Analyzing "73s" is probably the largest non-issue in amateur radio. When you start yet another thread complaining about the usage of 73 it appears that the biggest fish you have to fry is a minnow...

73

that reads like you have been surveilling my mind  Shocked   Cheesy
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N9KX
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« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2014, 01:02:33 PM »


The motivation seems to be to send as many regards as possible with the best of bests.


73 x (infinity-1)
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KG9SF
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« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2014, 01:17:11 PM »

So K6CPO says I'm living an "insignificant" life because I posted a topic he doesn't consider worthy.

My, my, my. 

K6CPO, couldn't you tell that my topic was beneath your standards just by reading the title?  Yet you chose
 to open it, read it, then take the time to insult a perfect stranger for apparently no reason other than to build yourself up by tearing me down.

People like you evoke feelings within me:  fear and pity.
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W9FIB
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« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2014, 01:21:43 PM »

I guess when you start a useless thread such as this, you open yourself up for almost anything.

73ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss
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N6PJB
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« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2014, 02:04:41 PM »

Who cares! Many hams can't spell. Why not whine about that? Huh
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KG9SF
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« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2014, 02:05:42 PM »

Stanley, you've spent a whole lotta time responding to my useless topic.  I guess CPO must consider your life to be insignificant too.

By the way, the 73 followed by 8 million esses is getting kinda......old.

C'mon, you can do better.
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KE4JOY
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« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2014, 02:41:47 PM »

Yup, personal spat. About where I expected this to go.  Roll Eyes
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AA4PB
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« Reply #24 on: August 01, 2014, 02:54:59 PM »

Who cares! Many hams can't spell. Why not whine about that? Huh

Don't tell me. All these years I thought I was just not good enough at copying CW. Now I find out that the sending stations just can't spell correctly. I am so relieved!  Wink

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Bob  AA4PB
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« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2014, 03:16:03 PM »

It doesn`t bother me. What I am tired of hearing is,"KC2XXX for ID". When you say your callsign that`s a legal id. When I id on a repeater all I say is,"NO2A". No need to say "listening". Why? Because it`s obvious you`re listening,monitoring,whatever.

We all know that it's not a valid contest exchange if you don't send "Please Copy" first.
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N9KX
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« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2014, 03:27:36 PM »

We all know that it's not a valid contest exchange if you don't send "Please Copy" first.

don't forget: to be valid, they also must end with "good luck"
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KI6LZ
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« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2014, 03:59:42 PM »

Most QSOs have a longer valediction than content.
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KE4DRN
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« Reply #28 on: August 01, 2014, 05:51:11 PM »

I worked a yl in Arkansas on Field Day back in 1995,
she closed the qso with 'seventy thirds'.

73 james
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W9FIB
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« Reply #29 on: August 01, 2014, 06:19:52 PM »

Stanley, you've spent a whole lotta time responding to my useless topic.  I guess CPO must consider your life to be insignificant too.

By the way, the 73 followed by 8 million esses is getting kinda......old.

C'mon, you can do better.

LOL I could but this is more fun. So as someone else suggested...

73zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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