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Rag Chewing?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by W8IXI, Feb 13, 2018.

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  1. W4NNF

    W4NNF XML Subscriber QRZ Page sure SOUND disturbed. Have you ever considered stamp collecting as an alternative to all those poorly-spoken and wrong thinking 5-9 contester hams? I am frankly amazed you put up with us. o_O
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  2. KY5U

    KY5U Subscriber QRZ Page

    Ragchew contacts are fun. Same song and dance every time...

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  3. AF7XT

    AF7XT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Jerry , WE , have two extras, one general, three HF stations, three mobiles, 11tyseven portables, 5 HF antennas, two boys, two dogs, and five cats in the house.

    It's rarely I and mostly WE so when appropriate a distinction has to be made :rolleyes:
  4. WU8Y

    WU8Y Ham Member QRZ Page

    Something that you will probably not find me doing. ;-) Pleasantries, chit chat, small talk...all things I'm very bad with.

    Seriously, to me a ragchew is any QSO that's non-tactical (e.g. not traffic handling, formal or informal) and extends beyond the minimum components required for a QSO, to wit: exchange of call signs and one other piece of information, and, is not in a contest exchange. So, basically to me, all DX pileup QSOs, all contest QSOs, all WSJT-X QSOs, and all ARES/RACES/SKYWARN/NTS net traffic are not ragchews, and almost all other QSOs are.

    Special event station QSOs are in a gray zone; they're generally short & quick, but when at the SES and running a frequency I've often given a little bit of info about the special event every few QSOs. But to me as a SES operator, I'm trying to work as many other stations as possible - much like a contest, so...even though there's extraneous info sent, it's not really a ragchew in my mind.
  5. K1OIK

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    Most hams are of good character and intelligent. I find that AMers are about the few worth listening to.
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  6. AD5HR

    AD5HR Ham Member QRZ Page

    This mode is all about rag-chewing and roundtables.
    I've never heard the quick 59/73 type exchanges on AM, even in the
    rallies and events.
    Rag-chew Award? Some ops could qualify for that in one transmission.
    Burt, I would like to "chew the rag" with you on AM, we could then talk about
    the "Zed" on the radio, instead of radio on the "Zed"?
    AD5HR, Jon
  7. KB4QAA

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    Given the frequent lament that there are few who want to rag chew, may I suggest making your calls more specific, e.g. "CQ Rag Chew"? I'm sure this will attract attention and better results! b.
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  8. AB8MA

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    It is interesting to hear you say that. How did that make you feel? o_O
  9. WZ7U

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  10. K1OIK

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    Interesting on a partial quote you try to deceive.
    In the past I saw you say at the beginning of a sentence, "I don't think...." I should have just quoted that.
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