How time changes things - Checking if frequency is in use on CW

Discussion in 'On-Air Operations - Q&A' started by KG5NII, Jul 2, 2017.

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  1. KL7AJ

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    .. . was the old land line "C"....and used forever. I still use it to find a clear does anyone who uses full break in.
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  2. WD4IGX

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    EDIT: Never mind. I already said this way back there!
  3. G3YRO

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    DitDit Dit may have been an AMERICAN telegraph query . . .

    But I've never been aware of its use over here in Britain . . . or Internationally.

    I got my A Class licence back in 1969 . . . and was an SWL for a couple of years before that. I never heard anyone using anything but QRL? to check if the frequency was busy.

    So I suspect the ARRL eventually changed their suggested procedure once they realised there were more Amateurs around the world than just in the USA !

    Roger G3YRO
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  4. KA1BSZ

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    anyone know what kind of a mode is that on 7.039 khz?????? it seems to be a continuous transmission.
  5. K7EK

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  6. K7EK

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    I have to agree with KG5NII. I have been an active ham for 51 years. My elmers taught me the IE method which I still use today. KG5NII's description if it was right on the money. I am a disciple of the late Adrian Piquette, W7LEC, from Tacoma, WA. He strived to elmer new CW operators and had quite a calling in his time. He ran CPN, Code Practice Net, on 3728 khz as I remember. I just happened to have a FT-243 crystal on that frequency (novices were strictly crystal controlled, no VFO's in those days)..

    Best regards,

    Gary E. Kohtala - K7EK

    CWOPS #997
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  7. N8AFT

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    Been there since I started doing CW 8 yrs ago.
  8. WN1MB

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    Repetition for emphatic emphasis.
  9. KQ0J

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    "anyone know what kind of a mode is that on 7.039 khz?????? it seems to be a continuous transmission."

    Probably WSPR - thats the preferred area for it on 40M. Long tones that are changing freq / phase by small amounts.
  10. N8AFT

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    It was there LONG before there was ever a WSPR. It is a constant carrier.

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