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DX hunting on CW: Sending “X” in place of “CQ”?

Discussion in 'On-Air Operations - Q&A' started by W9JEF, Apr 2, 2018.

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  1. K4XS

    K4XS Ham Member QRZ Page

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  2. KJ4VTH

    KJ4VTH Ham Member QRZ Page

    dahdididah vs. dah dididah
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  3. W9JEF

    W9JEF Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    My slow old brain needs everyone to PSE QRS. :) :cool:

    TU, and 73.

  4. K7RQ

    K7RQ Subscriber QRZ Page

    It is common practice to send QRZ ? after finishing a QSO if the operator has reason to believe others are waiting for a chance to call him/her.
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  5. AA7EJ

    AA7EJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Of course it is common to SAY QRZ (?) on phone , normal but, silly if you are "working" English speaking operators.
    Actually using ANY Q-code on phone as a question is supper silly.

    73 QSL ?

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  6. W9JEF

    W9JEF Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Since ham radio began with us just using Morse code, the “Q” signals were devised to make communication faster and more efficient.

    When voice modulation became common, the “Q-code” had already become firmly embedded in the “language” of our hobby. So ever since, even on 'phone; instead of saying “Calling any amateur radio station whose operator might be listening, and would like to chat”--we say “CQ.”

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  7. K3XR

    K3XR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Never understood why some folks completely miss the meaning of tradition in our hobby. It's to be kept alive and passed on not criticized.
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