Callsign
ad: giga-rw
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: what is 59k?

ad: L-HROutlet
ad: l-assoc
ad: l-WarrenG
ad: l-Waters
ad: l-innov
ad: l-gcopper
ad: l-tentec
ad: l-rl
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Forest City, North Carolina
    Posts
    31

    Default what is 59k?

    Hey fellow hams. Might seem like a silly question but what does a signal report of 59k mean. I made several contacts this morning and a few times I heard signal reports of 59k. I searched around but couldn't find any info on it.

    Thanks for anyone who will answer that for me

  2. #2

    Default

    They were working the ARRL DX context. Signal report and State or country given.
    It appears the K is given for Germany or Austria. You should have sent back 59NC
    Steve

    Peace - Love
    Be it, see it, create it

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Forest City, North Carolina
    Posts
    31

    Default

    Ok thanks. That would make sense but the stations I heard this morning were in South America.

    Thanks for explaining it to me though. At least now I know what it is supposed to mean. I could have heard a germany station giving the 59k report to a South America station I guess



    Thanks again for the response

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    5,860

    Default

    The ARRL DX contest exchange is.......

    4.1. W/VE stations in the 48 contiguous United States and Canada (except in the islands of St Paul and Sable) send signal report and state or province.

    4.2. DX stations send signal report and power (number indicating approximate transmitter output power).

    59 K is a report from a DX station running high power, "K" for kilowatt.
    You'll probably hear some 59 100 too.
    ACH,
    Member ARRL, SKCC #215, NAQCC #3441, FISTS #11993

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Forest City, North Carolina
    Posts
    31

    Default

    Ok that makes better sense. So if im at 200w. I should tell him he is 5/9 200?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    florida usa
    Posts
    2,419

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by N4FCR View Post
    Ok that makes better sense. So if im at 200w. I should tell him he is 5/9 200?
    4.1. W/VE stations in the 48 contiguous United States and Canada (except in the islands of St Paul and Sable) send signal report and state or province

    no, reply: 5-9 NC

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    3,810

    Default

    If you were operating CW a report of 5 9 9 K would indicate that you had excellent Readability, Signal-strength and Tone; however your signal had Key Clicks. If it were 5 9 9 C, it would indicate that you had a Chirpy signal.
    73 DE KAGKT/7

    --Steve

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Shropshire. England.
    Posts
    17,226

    Default

    Maybe it was part of a conversation you heard,"how much did you say for that pickup" 59K , "you must be jokin'"

    G0GQK

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Arvada, Colorado
    Posts
    178

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by N4FCR View Post
    Ok that makes better sense. So if im at 200w. I should tell him he is 5/9 200?
    from what AC0H said, just the DX station reports their power output.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Middle Georgia USA
    Posts
    7,722

    Default

    Geesh . Let's just guess. :-)

    There is a contest going on. It is an ARRL contest.

    DX stations give report and power. 59 K or better yet 59 KW would be 59 kilowatt. 59 200 would be you are 59 (everyone gets and gives 59) and they are running 200 watts.

    US and VE stations give report and ARRL section. NOT power, NOT state, not mother's name.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •