Summits on the Air CW Exchanges Explained

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by NJ7V, Feb 4, 2021.

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  1. NJ7V

    NJ7V Ham Member QRZ Page

    The great Mountaineer Mark Twight said “it doesn’t have to be fun to be fun” (K6ARK put me on to that quote). Portable ops in the snow presents many challenges but that’s why we do it isn’t it? The fun is in the challenge. Watch as I hike to the top of Beacon Hill in 18-24 inches of snow. The temperature starting out was 9 degrees Fahrenheit. Once on top, I talk about the Morse code exchanges for Summits on the Air. I hope you enjoy the adventure!
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  2. W7JET

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    For those of us who prefer digital can we get this changed into a psk 31 or JS8 Call format
  3. NJ7V

    NJ7V Ham Member QRZ Page

    Analog Baby! Yeet!
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  4. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Beacon Hill? Winter?


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  5. NJ7V

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    Haha - yeah it's all relative isn't it. Sorry there's no sonoran desert for you to escape to like we have here.
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  6. W7MDN

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    What's the 'EE' at the end of the QSO? End end?

    Also what paddle are you using for SOTA? Looks tiny.
  7. K9EZ

    K9EZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    DIT DIT.... kind of a friendly good bye. Also you may hear 72 as opposed to 73 as most are running QRP. Lower power lower greetings or something LOL.

    SOTA ON!!!! Its a BLAST. And for those that are not on CW, NO ONE ever regretted learning CW! If you are slow the SOTA people will be slow too. Great way to learn!

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  8. K9EZ

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    Or the Great Smokey Mountains like we have! :-D
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  9. WB6FQZ

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    If it's raining it's training if it's sun it's fun.........
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  10. NJ7V

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    Hi Matt - I'm glad you asked. I didn't have time to go over the real meaning of EE in the video and hoped somebody might ask.
    K9EZ form above is pretty right on but I copied this explanation off of, which is good too.
    "At the very end of a CW contact you may hear the two stations sending dits at each other, this derives from the old expression, "shave and a haircut, two bits". It sounds like dit dit-dit dit dit, dit-dit. The first station will send the dit dit-dit dit dit and wait for the second station to send dit-dit in return. This was more popular on CW years ago, but you will still hear it today. A lot of times it will be shortened by just sending the final dit-dit, as in "73 K9IEK de N9WKE SK dit-dit"."

    Also, the paddle I'm using is no longer in production and it's extremely rare to find for sale used. It's called the Palm Pico or Pico Paddle from Palm Radio
    Thanks for asking!
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