14 Common Phone Mistakes

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  1. K8QS

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    Quin (K8QS) and Tom (WA9TDD) identify 14 common mistakes ham radio operators make on phone (FM, SSB, AM) -- and what to do differently to maximize communication and boost intelligibility in amateur radio. Video from HAM RADIO PERSPECTIVES on YouTube.


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  2. N1NDN

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    I agree with most of these, they are quite common and really annoying sometimes! Another perspective is the use of proper phonetics. In the start of the video K8QS introduces himself as K8 "Queen" Sugar", although its an unwritten rule I believe, it should be "Sierra" "Quebec". Maybe somebody has more information on that.
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  3. K3XR

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    There are no "PROPER PHONETICS" as it relates to ham radio. Nevermind. I'll give someone else a chance to explain.
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  4. K8QS

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    I worked a guy in Belgium on 40 SSB and he called me "K8 Quite Sexy."
    Quin, K8QS
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  5. K8QS

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    So what do you use for "XR"?
  6. KQ8W

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    Why not explain yourself? You're doing fine!
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  7. N0TZU

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    I thought you were doing fine.

    Please continue while I make some popcorn to eat when the phonetically obsessed people arrive.
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  8. K3XR

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    When you approach the "beat your head against the wall" stage it's time to stand back and let someone else pick up the ball.
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  9. K8QS

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    Hey, here is an idea: Tom and I could do a video on ham obsessions. What do you think? QS

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  10. KQ8W

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    Remember, only you can beat your head against the wall. Also, it's rare for someone to change something they are passionate about. ;)

    I can see how people want to interject personality into their call phonetics. I also understand that some may not translate well to DXers, so I adapt accordingly.
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