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How to politely end a CW exchange quickly

Discussion in 'Straight Keys - CW Enthusiasts' started by AA4OO, Nov 29, 2015.

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  1. K6CLS

    K6CLS Ham Member QRZ Page

    I always said "I gotta go pay the rent." After a few times, someone would ask what does that mean? "You don't buy coffee, you rent it!"

    no idea where the horse thing came from, maybe an old movie or something?

    oh yeah, back on topic, "QRX 5 minutes" seems to work
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  2. W5BIB

    W5BIB Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Yep... even the DXpedition operators use that.
  3. N4STG

    N4STG Ham Member QRZ Page

    Sooooo...what if you just want to stop chatting with HIM?
    i.e. you have been calling for DX or a specific region and you get someone who wants to ragchew?
    I have used "TU FER QSO <call> I R trying to reach <whatever> de N4STG 73" but not sure if this is bad protocol.
  4. KI4ODO

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    In the spring and summer you can always just send "THUNDER, THUNDER, TU 73" :D (kidding)

    I actually had to do that once. Loud boom of thunder, flash of lightning. Yep, I high tailed it. But I did email the guy later to sched another qso.

    PS,,,,sorry I didn't realize this thread was from last year before I bumped it
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2016
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  5. W5BIB

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    It's all good... :)
  6. VK5EEE

    VK5EEE Ham Member QRZ Page

  7. WA7DU

    WA7DU Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yeah...if you think that the contact ended poorly, too curt or with non sequiters, you can send an email explanation and a "Thanks and Good Tidings" or end with a simple "Best Regards." Listening for him and answering him next time you are on the air would also calm the restless sea, if practical...
  8. KI5WW

    KI5WW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Just tell um " you gota make like a hockey stick and get the puck out of here."

    lol....I just bow out politely. Never an issue. No worries...have fun.

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