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Title: is this right
Post by: KD8UXE on April 07, 2013, 04:12:36 PM
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Title: RE: is this right
Post by: W5CPT on April 07, 2013, 04:31:05 PM
If you mean to call CQ - no.

While there is no standard - (rule that says you have to do it one way)

CQ CQ (?) KD8UCB  - What I read

You don't need the "?" in the middle.

What you most likely hear, "CQ CQ CQ DE KD8UCB KD8UCB K "

You can send CQ three times, and your call three times, if the band is noisy.

The "K" at the end is an invitation for anyone to answer.

Clint - W5CPT -



Title: RE: is this right
Post by: KD8UXE on April 07, 2013, 05:03:54 PM
30 years in the army and you get out and learn Civilian code as it is a little different from I am used to but I'll get it right.


Title: RE: is this right
Post by: K3VV on April 07, 2013, 05:49:45 PM
What Clint said is right.

You might want to look at Jack Wagoner's CW guide.  It answers a lot of questions about the typical form and content of a amateur-band CW QSO.

http://www.netwalk.com/~fsv/CWguide.htm (http://www.netwalk.com/~fsv/CWguide.htm)


Title: RE: is this right
Post by: KE7WAV on April 07, 2013, 08:11:05 PM
After checking that the frequency is clear I call, CQ CQ CQ DE KE7WAV KE7WAV K.
Short and to the point. I call and then  listen, I tune up and down a bit too.  I make sure to leave the filter off until I land a QSO.
GL es CUL.
73


Title: RE: is this right
Post by: LB3KB on April 08, 2013, 02:25:18 AM
You may want to send your callsign correctly, too.


Title: RE: is this right
Post by: AA4PB on April 08, 2013, 05:20:29 AM
When I was in the Navy, ..--.. (IMI) meant repeat the last group or word. Does it mean something different in the Army?



Title: RE: is this right
Post by: KD8UXE on April 08, 2013, 11:41:18 AM
yes we only used cw for a tactical call cq cq ? alpa1714


Title: RE: is this right
Post by: KD8UXE on April 08, 2013, 11:43:06 AM
the ? mark means verify caller


Title: RE: is this right
Post by: K7KBN on April 08, 2013, 05:37:50 PM
..--..

To the military it is/was the prosign IMI, meaning "repeat" or "I repeat".
To hams and commercial CW operators it is a question mark.

and UCB -- you might want to check your call sign against what you typed in the first post.


Title: RE: is this right
Post by: KD8UXE on April 08, 2013, 06:53:33 PM
..--..

To the military it is/was the prosign IMI, meaning "repeat" or "I repeat".
To hams and commercial CW operators it is a question mark.

and UCB -- you might want to check your call sign against what you typed in the first post.
thank you for pointing out a mistake.also for knowing more than me I was only in the us army rangers for 30 years!


Title: RE: is this right
Post by: K7KBN on April 09, 2013, 12:09:56 PM
Navy and USNR for 32 years.

I never heard of a "verify caller" prosig/prosign.  If I needed to verify who was calling my station on CW, I used "DE NZFF - INT QRZ K", with the INT sent as one character.

If I thought I had the other station's call right (let's assume I had it as NUSN) but wanted to check for sure, I'd use "DE NZFF - INT NUSN K".

NZFF was USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63).  Now SK.


Title: RE: is this right
Post by: KD8UXE on April 09, 2013, 01:35:54 PM
yes I know what you are saying I was referring to the tactical call that we used when my unit was in Bosnia.the rules are not the same if you do not verify men would die.Also I need to tell you something you don't know I have the utmost respect for you navy pukes. you saved our ass more times than I can count you guys would come in and pull us out red smoke did not matter to you honestly if it had not been for the navy me and my men would not be here now. bravest bunch men I have ever had the pleasure of knowing you would die trying to save us so THANK YOU and always be proud because the 7th rangers could not suvrive


Title: RE: is this right
Post by: K7KBN on April 09, 2013, 04:55:43 PM
I understand, Greg.  By the time the Bosnian war was going on, I was USNR, doing my bit to keep Navy ships' electrical and IC systems up and running.  When it's "boots on the ground" you have to do what's necessary, as you said, to keep the troops accounted for.

Never having had anything to do with heroic rescues other than being on a ship that carried a BUNCH of aircraft, the crews of which would have gladly done what those you worked with did, I thank you for your good words on their behalf. 

Grammatically, that's probably the worst sentence I've written in a good long while!

73
Pat