I've Been Corrupted !!

Discussion in 'Straight Keys - CW Enthusiasts' started by KD7ICW, Jun 23, 2019.

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  1. KD7ICW

    KD7ICW Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have been corrupted!

    There was an opening on 6 meters yesterday and while I was calling CQ a station answered.

    I am still very new at CW but somehow I worked my way through the short QSO or so I thought.

    I heard a garbled voice on the same channel so I switched to SSB mode and heard the station calling me.

    It was a FD station and they wanted me to finish the CW contact with a code "1 D - OR" after my call to make it count for points.

    What I didn't know right away was they actually got me to talk on the mic, this was a first on HF for me but I'm glad they got some points for both CW and SSB contacts.

    I prefer CW only, the best mode to operate on.

    (Disclaimer: This was intended to be a light hearted post and although I and many others believe CW is the only way to operate, I do not judge others for using a lesser mode such as SSB or whatever, I'm not judging others for doing so (much) )



    CW for life.

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  2. WB4BIN

    WB4BIN Ham Member QRZ Page

    But, but, but........6m is VHF. :D
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  3. KD7ICW

    KD7ICW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Dang, man. You're spoiling my fun.

    Maybe I need to grow some whiskers before I start poking the bear?

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  4. AJ4GQ

    AJ4GQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Cojones, gotta grow some cojones if you want to speak to the bear. :D
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  5. W3KW

    W3KW Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Are you an SKCC member? I’ll watch for your call sign on the website Sked Page. Let’s have a QSO.
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  6. K7MEM

    K7MEM Ham Member QRZ Page

    This is what happens when you keep a microphone plugged into your radio. I have a bunch of microphones. But I keep them all in a drawer, that isn't easy to get to, from my operating desk. :D
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  7. K5TSK

    K5TSK Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    I may have gotten here too late. The guilt, whatever, may have worked itself into your inner psyche, however, you might try sending "CW Forever." 500 times. If the urge hits again, duct tape on the mic face works sometimes.
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  8. W1BR

    W1BR Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I've operated a small bit of CW on 6 meters during contests. Make several contacts for the log and I am happy, if only to just keep some CW activity going on that band. Get to use my hand keys and make a few contacts, while making a few points for the guys in the test.
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  9. AJ6KZ

    AJ6KZ XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    I actually removed the mic from my rig. :)

    By the way, I've had a couple of really nice QSO's with KJ7GFW!
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  10. K3XR

    K3XR Ham Member QRZ Page

    I've Been Corrupted !!
    It could be a resume enhancement if you wanted to run for political office.
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