Dug through the computer and found Your Novice Accent (and what to do about it) by W6DTY. I'd like to ask if anything has changed since oh 1956? Tune around and 3x3 CQ calls: no issue there. Abbreviations: no issue there. KN vs K: no issue here. VA vs SK: same result, but never say it as VA before--and I know I read this article years ago! I see the bottom of the page explains this, but I wonder if there is some history here or something. CL: I thought sending SK at the end meant "done for the night". I am not that active but don't think I've heard CL on the air. R: Ok, missed that sending R's meant "full copy". I thought it meant "Returned" or some such, or a filler character while the sending station got their brain from RX mode to TX mode. Commas: I dunno if I agree. It's kinda nice IMO to include after the town, as some towns are multiple words. Periods: Personally I find 'em easier to send. But I'm doing my best to cut 'em out, as very few use 'em. * I'm left though with a question: What is the proper procedure for ending my go-around, but am not done for the evening? Send "AR ab0cd DE kb1ckt KN"? I've gone by whatever the other OP is doing: if they do "BK T U kb1ckt DE ab0cd KN" I do that; sometimes I just do "ab0cd de kb1ckt KN".