"QSO Party" Term Flawed

Discussion in 'Contests, DXpeditions and Special Events' started by N3AOF, Oct 11, 2009.

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  1. N3AOF

    N3AOF Subscriber QRZ Page

    Hi,

    Why is a "QSO party" called a "QSO party"?

    I have been a ham for many years. I learned early on that "QSO" is the ham expression for "conversation". However, during a "QSO party", the only actual QSOs (conversations) I find, if any, are hams who are not involved in the "QSO party"!

    Why can't we have a real "QSO party"? In other words, an event where hams get involved in "conversations" for at least 15 minutes or more?

    Regards, John N3AOF
     
  2. N7TYE

    N7TYE Ham Member QRZ Page

    QSO Party

    I think what is implied here is the 'amount' of qso's in a given length of time. Not the amount of time in any given qso. I hope that clears it up for you.
     
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