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Am I in the Minority or Misunderstood?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KM6CND, Jul 10, 2019.

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  1. N4QX

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    This is only correct if third party communications have been exchanged (97.115(d)). Otherwise, there is no requirement beyond those in 97.119.
  2. W4NNF

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    This is an Internet discussion forum. That's the nature of the beast. I think you'll find that hams are almost invariably polite on the air. Sure, there are the stinky, rotten eggs of 14313 and 7200, but they are a huge minority. On phone, and maybe even moreso on CW, hams are still gentlemen and ladies. :)
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  3. W4NNF

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    Which is they way it has always been. "Many are called, few are chosen."
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  4. KA4ETV

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    Unfortunately I wouldn't be able to agree that most hams are polite. You don't know how sad I am to have to say it. I do much more listening than talking. Always have. I regularly hear hams abusing newcomers, using blue language, etc. In all honestly I have been wondering if the FCC even cares what goes on anymore.
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  5. K7MEM

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    In the early 80s I worked a lot of CW, when I was living in Germany and operating as DA2EU. I never heard a ".." at the end, until I got back to the US. I didn't need it then and I don't need it now. Once I send "...-.-", I'm done. :)
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  6. KP4SX

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    I don't hear it. Much less regularly.
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  7. WZ7U

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    Usually only between friends and not very often indeed.

    dit dit :p
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  8. W7CJD

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    I think we have to give our callsign at least every 10-minutes in a QSO that runs on a long amount of time. No?
  9. KC3EPA

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    Why not design equipment so they all give out automated call sign when you first hit ptt and also when you release ptt..
  10. KP4SX

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    How would that work if you operate CW?

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