Ham Talk Live! Episode 129 - What's Up with Please Copy?

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  1. WB9VPG

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    Thursday night at 9 pm Eastern, Ward Silver, N0AX will be here to talk about why contesters don't like people saying "Please Copy" and looking at ways that hams can be more efficient communicators. Is it polite? Or meaningless words that waste precious time? And you can join in on the conversation by calling into the show!!

    Tune into Ham Talk Live! Thursday night (8/23) at 9 pm Eastern time (Friday 0100Z) by going to hamtalklive.com. When the audio player indicates LIVE, just hit the play button!

    If you miss the show live, you can listen on demand anytime also at hamtalklive.com; or a podcast version is on nearly all podcast sites a few minutes after the live show is over. Some sites include Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, SoundCloud, and iHeart Podcasts; and it's also available on YouTube.

    Be sure to CALL in with your questions and comments by calling 812-NET-HAM-1 live during the call-in segment of the show, or by Skype. Our username is hamtalklive. You can also tweet your questions before or during the show to @HamTalkLive.

    And while the intent is to generate conversation on the show... I have a pretty good idea what's going to happen in the comments below. So please, keep it civil. :)

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  2. KA9JLM

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    Please copy is better than radio check. ;)
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  3. W9RLG

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    Boy, I tell you what!! People get butt hurt over the smallest thing now days!!

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  4. WB9VPG

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    Ah.... this is why you should listen to the show!! It's not just about contesters, nor just one phrase. It's only 1 example. And it's not about being offended!!
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  5. KA9JLM

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    That is why this cream is so popular.

    You can buy it in a tube disguised as heat sink compound, Delivered to your door in a unmarked box. Free Thick Skin available, Just pay extra handling fee. :cool:

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  6. M1WML

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    why is this topic "NEWS"..
    get a grip qrz..
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  9. WB8VLC

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    PLEASE COPY sure does get under the skins of some hams and I see it as almost like pleading and begging with the dx-pedition to give you a 5x9 report when we all that even after having you repeat your transmission 20 times your still going to get that 5x9.

    This seems to be one of those 20 meter phrases kind of like saying CQ CHECKING DX PROPOGATION FROM CALL AREA XXX instead of just saying CQ DX!
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  10. K7JOE

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    Please Copy -- the latest lid-lingo - no different that Seventy-thirds, I've destinated, and first-personal.

    Filler words seem to have made it into ham radio vernacular - giving the user a brain pause to think/type the call-sign into the computer.
    Just like Milennials saying "like" every other word out of their mouths when describing something.. they're thinking aloud...

    Banish the use....it does sound silly on air.

    The equivalent on CW is sending the ever-worthless 5NN report, same use/effect. Before days of computer logging, we'd work the station and then add it to the dupe sheet. Now it's done near real-time and many need the pause/ filler words as their brains are slow.

    Where's Mike when we need him : No slopbuckets, Buster Brown Haircutters, Phoney Phonetics, Wet Bottoms, or long talking old washer women. No lids, no kids, no space cadets. Class A and only the better operators please.
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