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How to confirm my callsign properly?

Discussion in 'Straight Keys - CW Enthusiasts' started by HA2ZB, Feb 22, 2021.

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  1. WB5YUZ

    WB5YUZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I hear it more and more all the time. It is becoming a common usage even as the use of "Q" signals (and prosigns) declines, and as the only working linguist I know says, "Usage wins, every time."

    Even so, I would send QSL, "R", or "C". "C" was the most common usage many years ago, but fewer and fewer new hams understand the correct usage of "C".
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  2. WA1GXC

    WA1GXC Ham Member QRZ Page

    That was well said... And ."Usage wins, every time." That's my concern for less-experienced hams picking-up non-standard usage and it
    then becomes the norm. And then the legacy procedures which developed because they worked, become dead.

    To quote a jerk who's my height,weight, and shoe size, "Bad operating breeds bad operating."

    I'm not gonna get upset or go nuts on anyone, it's kinda trivial in the big picture, but I have a personal antipathy for now near-universal use
    of "QSL" when a simple "R" or "RRR" under weak-signal conditions is appropriate. QSL was traditionally used only within the setting of
    formal message/telegram traffic on Amateur and commercial/maritime frequencies.

    And C or CC or OK ( was E-E K in landline Morse) works great, punches thru, and is unambiguous.

    Unfortunately, when you do something right or pronounce a place name correctly the way locals do, the uninformed think you're a moron.
    "Due-Boyz Pennsylvania"

    Last edited: Feb 23, 2021
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  3. DD5RK

    DD5RK Ham Member QRZ Page


    Yes or “The significance of the previous group should be read in the

    Confirm (or I confirm).


    Is this valid for HAM-Radio?

  4. N7TAT

    N7TAT Ham Member QRZ Page

    I would QRS a bit and send:

    DE HA2ZB ? HA2ZB ? BK

    To which the other op would reply

    BK RR and carry on with the QSO

    Yea, yea, I know BK is something people don't always like but ... I'm so used to it as a quick turn pseudo prosign.
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