[Mini CW rant].... learn your own call sign please!

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by W7UUU, Feb 11, 2016.

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  1. W4IOA

    W4IOA Ham Member QRZ Page

    I see what you did there
     
  2. W7UUU

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

    Yes, I would agree

    Duuvi
    J8VVV
     
  3. K6FNI

    K6FNI Ham Member QRZ Page

    When I hear some lid sending dit dit dit dit dit dah for the 4 in his call sign like I did today I don't bother replying to his CQ.

    He was consistently making the same mistake so I assume he was using a memory keyer.
     
  4. W7UUU

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

    And again, I rant, ( :rolleyes: ) if you cannot program your OWN CALL SIGN CORRECTLY INTO THE KEYER, you should NOT be trying to have a conversation on the air using Morse Code.

    I too would not reply - just for the practical reason that I know he's not going to "hear a word I say" - only what his FLdigi program spits out or whatever

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  5. KC9UDX

    KC9UDX Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    P%OBABLY THA_ MHJ THING. I HAD MNE OF THOIE. IT WASNT EVE■ THIS GUD.
     
  6. W7UUU

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

    LOL!! EXACTLY!!!

    :)

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
  7. WA7PRC

    WA7PRC Ham Member QRZ Page

    When I was a Novice in the early 1970s, more than one station asked what kind of keyer I was using. I was using a straight key. I can thank my retired Navy Radioman for teaching me to send PERFECT Morse. He let me call him 'dad'. :)

    vy 73 es gl,
    Bryan WA7PRC
     
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  8. N7ZAL

    N7ZAL Ham Member QRZ Page

    Would "know coders" make that mistake?
     
  9. WA7PRC

    WA7PRC Ham Member QRZ Page

    With a straight key, I use my left hand. With a keyer or bug, I use my right hand. That makes it very easy to switch between them. At about 20-25 wpm, I did that between words and characters on Straight Key Night. Fun! ;):D

    vy 73 es gl,
    Bryan WA7PRC
     
  10. N7ZAL

    N7ZAL Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ambidextrous CW...there should be an award for that. :)
     
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