Good operator etiquette

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  1. K0UO

    K0UO Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Good Operator Etiquette


    If you hear a station in QSO, please don't just jump in if you can't hear both stations, (unless you have an emergency). It seems very rude and disrupts the QSO for the other station, the best practice would be to wait until the station signs that you cannot hear. I know the other station that was in the QSO in the first place feels left out. (if you know both stations in QSO then I can understand)

    It seems like this is happening all the time, more and more.

    Some times 2 or 3 stations will call but no one hears each other, they are all asking for signal reports, and it just kills the QSO. I know the other station that was in the QSO in the first place feels left out. So I guess this must be good operator etiquette now days?

    Does this happen to you other hams??
     
  2. W6KCS

    W6KCS Ham Member QRZ Page

    It sometimes happens to me when I use .52 simplex from a mountain top. I don't mind, if they keep it short.
     
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  3. NN6D

    NN6D Ham Member QRZ Page

    -are you asking for a friend or were you personally in a situation where you felt "left out" ?
    -what if the "station in qso" is spoofing a qso and there really is no other station - ie he's talking to himself , pretending...
    what's the etiquette for dealing with him ?

    one universal solution to all those little glitches and personalities is to run more power and smile about being left out
     
  4. K0UO

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    I hear it on the air all the time.
    But In my cases most of the time they are calling me ( I only run 100 watts most of the time), I just tell them to hold on I'm in QSO and then check to see if the station I'm in QSO with can hear them, if so we make a 3 way.
    But most of the time they can't hear the other station..... so what do you do at that point???
     
  5. K7TRF

    K7TRF Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Best not to talk to crazy people so just spin the big knob ;)
     
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  6. NN6D

    NN6D Ham Member QRZ Page

    if you're on a vhf calling frequency, well all bets are off but sounds like it's happening to you on hf
    in that case you can either play nice and be the "net control" or just tell'em "the frequency is in use, OM!" :)
     
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  7. NN6D

    NN6D Ham Member QRZ Page

    you're bound to miss all the good conversations that way
     
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  8. N4MU

    N4MU Ham Member QRZ Page

    It's just another manifestation of instant gratification that is all too prevalent these days. No one (well, many) don't want to be courteous and wait...they need it now!
     
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