I thought 50.125 was a Calling Frequency...

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KM6CND, May 3, 2021 at 2:07 AM.

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  1. KI5AAI

    KI5AAI Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Nope, bump yourself down a couple of threads and you will see people whining about spectrum displays and CW LOL.
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  2. AD5MB

    AD5MB Ham Member QRZ Page

    if we whine about the spelling of whinge, is that whining^2, or whinging ^2?
  3. WA9SVD

    WA9SVD Ham Member QRZ Page

    Either way, I'm inclined to cringe... Or is it crigne?:confused::rolleyes:
  4. N2UHC

    N2UHC Ham Member QRZ Page

    They're probably also the same people who complain about people having extended QSO's on the local 2m repeater. So they chase everyone off , the repeater becomes totally silent, and then they complain that nobody uses the repeater any more.
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  5. M0IND

    M0IND Ham Member QRZ Page

    Problem is, if no one was there, would you know the band was open? (But then, yes, it is a bit rude)
  6. W7IMM

    W7IMM Ham Member QRZ Page


    One way to approach this would be to join their group, talk to them, get to know them and ask what they all think about doing regular "ragchew" off the "calling freq", so it would be available for others to call and move off..... maybe increasing activity on the band.

    They might not frequent QRZ forums and might not see this or other threads about using "calling" frequencies......
  7. VK4HAT

    VK4HAT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Only if its the illegal use of a noun can we complain about it on qrz.
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  8. KC5NYO

    KC5NYO Ham Member QRZ Page

  9. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    That's some pretty funny stuff :)

    Not really 6-meter related, but I love this part:

    "One Sixty, for example. The 'Gentlemens Band'. Yeah, rite. Somewhere I heard 'Gentlemen prefer blondes'. These gentlemen prefer noise. Should be called the 'Static Crash Band'. All you need for 160 meters is about 400 miles of radials and beverages, a couple kilowatts, and you can work anybody who lives in the same state as you do"


    [Yes, I do enjoy frustrating myself with both 160 AND 6 meters!)
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  10. VK6ZGO

    VK6ZGO Ham Member QRZ Page

    But our evil plan has reached fruition, we have corrupted innocent non-VKs into using the term "whinge".

    Of course, everybody did it, they just never knew the right word.
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