Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by AE0S, Apr 16, 2017.
Rhetorically, I wonder if it matters (or should matter).
In what matters, ham radio not so much.
Interesting, that some of those who snark on common (if not entirely correct) slang, then turn around and insist it doesn't matter.
If it doesn't matter, why bring it up in the first place?
I guess the answer to that could be considered a teachable moment.
Thanks for your opinion...
...and have a nice day.
Soon for me, possibly zero. :-/
Check your email.
To the best of my knowledge there are only a couple of contests that require both ends of the QSO to be actual contestants....some of the 10-10 contests, for instance, and maybe a few SKCC events or the like.
Q's is an abbreviation of QSO. (QSO is not an abbreviation, it may be a shorthand or code).
When referring to a list of "other" items, the original item that spurs the reference does not need to be on the list. "Danny is a name for a boy - here is a list with some other boys' names." - Danny does not need to appear on that list.
The list contains abbreviations. There is no requirement that the list be mostly abbreviations, rather that the list contain at least two abbreviations (since an S is used on 'abbreviations'). It does, so the condition is met. "Here is a list with other boys' names, it is a mostly a list of wild animals but contains a few entries that are boys' names, like Tiger and Bull."
How is "other" improperly used here? I'm not buying it.
Do it all the time. Make sure you know what they want for the exchange and give it to them, and tell them what you need for your exchange. Most will be happy to do it.