Sending CQX on CW

Discussion in 'Straight Keys - CW Enthusiasts' started by N4UP, Apr 29, 2019.

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  1. W5BIB

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    I would think that just signing your callsign as N4UP/M would be enough of an indication to me, that the QSO may be short.

    eg: W5BIB de N4UP/M - tks - 579 (or whatever) - in TX/Dallas county (or wherever) - op Pete (or whoever) - BK (just do it 'contest style' & I think the folks hearing you will get the idea that you're not looking for a rag-chew) ;)

    Sounds like a fun trip - be safe
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  2. N2SUB

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    ^^^^^^ What he said ^^^^^^
  3. W2OZB

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  4. K8JD

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    If I ever heard a "CQX" I probably, just kept tuning.
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  5. K8JD

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    I have tuned to some SSB QSOs where it sounds something like " W4XXX here,... welll....UMMM. errrr, maybe I wonder if ...ummm yew know errrr.....sure ummm back to net"
    A lot of guys with lots of time to waste and not much to say and like to tie up a freq forever :D !
  6. W7UUU

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    Sure - but what if someone wanted to do the same from home? Have a quick no frills QSO and on to the next?

    CQX still seems a valid idea - getting acceptance would be another thing altogether :)

  7. W9RAC

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    I hear it all and to me its distracting. CQDXSKCC, CQDX/M and even more. I generally just tune by. 73 Rich
  8. W9RAC

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    Im fact all rag chew unless I am forced not to be. Not sure why, just enjoy a bit of a conversation. If the other guy is not interested its quickly obvious so I comply with the information they might want/need and throw em back in. It's not hard to find a good conversation if you hang out on those frequencies where it is more prevalent. Some of the guys who have not been in a lot of actual conversations find it difficult to not be on "script" with their CW. 73 Rich
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  9. W9RAC

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    I believe you are incorrect. Evidently you have had little or maybe no exposure to CW. There are thousands of QSO's going on at any one time. Take a peek at the link below and see how many CQ's you see in 5 min.... (hint) 100's... that is just a small sampling of the total. Those are Amateurs looking for a QSO. So if I am correct regarding your CW exposure, or lack of it I am sure it would only seem logical to you......that no one is using it. 73 Rich

    P.S. set the row count to 100
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  10. W9RAC

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    Only the more intelligent ones Dave, your doing just fine sir. 73 Rich
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