Please ditch the R R R

Discussion in 'Straight Keys - CW Enthusiasts' started by WB2WIK, Jun 13, 2020.

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  1. KD2RDG

    KD2RDG Ham Member QRZ Page

    I agree. The whole system has become moribund with too many tricky abbreviations. It must be a complete nightmare if English is not your native language.
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  2. OE3IAK

    OE3IAK Ham Member QRZ Page

    May I introduce you to German CW abbreviations?
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  3. PU2OZT

    PU2OZT Ham Member QRZ Page

    bitte!! :D

  4. KD2RDG

    KD2RDG Ham Member QRZ Page

    :D so that's why you need those Junker keys.
  5. OE3IAK

    OE3IAK Ham Member QRZ Page

    It was meant as a joke, but these are from what I've seen in actual German-speaking traffic on our 80m and 2m hangouts:
    awdh = Auf Wiederhören! = cuagn = see you again
    vln dk = Vielen Dank = mni tnx / mni tks = many thanks
    lbr = Lieber = dr = dear, as in "dear om"
    55 = Viel Glück = gl = good luck (I have read somewhere that 55 is something only German-speaking hams use, and I've really only seen it from them)
    v = von = de = from (I only know that from '30s literature though)
    These are all I can recall with the little experience I have myself.

    This (German) website lists a mixture of German and English abbreviations (with the same remark towards use of "55"):

    Man, I just went to a swap meet to see someone snatch a Junker key before I could.
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  6. PU2OZT

    PU2OZT Ham Member QRZ Page

    «Auf Wiederhören» makes much more sense than an utterly dumb and redundant «See you again»
    Anyway, the concise S U should rule.

  7. K1LKP

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    ADIOS AMIGO.....

    Eu tenho muita fome.


    tengo mucha hambre

    73 - K1LKP

    até logo
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  8. W0PV

    W0PV Ham Member QRZ Page

    The equivalent on FONE modes :p

  9. W4HAY

    W4HAY XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Great keys! I love mine.
    I just wish I could figure out when it was made. I suspect during the Cold War era but it's just a guess since there are no markings.
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  10. WA1GXC

    WA1GXC Ham Member QRZ Page

    salad capacity?
    slotted canopy?
    soiled company?
    sild conspicuity?
    sealed complicity?
    solid codependency?

    Experienced operators presume copy was received without-error unless advised to the contrary. It is customary to confirm this condition with Receiver
    transmitting a single "R".

    Goes back 160 years to wire-line telegraphy, and is now enshrined in standard procedure for all radio services, civilian and military, internationally. Standard Procedure.

    Last edited: Sep 11, 2021
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