FT8 CQ suffix "CQ K"

Discussion in 'On-Air Operations - Q&A' started by WA2ZEG, Jul 4, 2020.

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  1. WA2ZEG

    WA2ZEG Ham Member QRZ Page

    What does "CQ K" mean in FT8 call? "CQ DX" is obvious, as is "CQ NA". Thanks.
  2. W0AQ

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    Maybe he doesn't want to work us W people. :p
  3. ND6M

    ND6M Ham Member QRZ Page

    Wouldn't that be CQKN?

    .... or maybe it just means he stopped TXing
  4. M7NYH

    M7NYH Ham Member QRZ Page

    morse K is 'over' n'esp pas ?
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  5. WA2ZEG

    WA2ZEG Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks one and all; this may be the answer - Hard-core CW operator doing FT8.
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  6. W2VW

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    Maybe they want to know if you've seen K.
  7. KP4SX

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    If it was a DX station maybe he was using that to call CQ USA?
  8. AC0GT

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    Sure, I've seen him around.


    K? Who's that?
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  9. K0UO

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    Even on phone I've heard old timers call CQ, their Call, and then say "K" someone please.
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  10. KQ9J

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    CQ K on FT8 means I don't know who the hell you want to talk to, therefore I'm not answering.... :p

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