This fellow likes antennas...

Discussion in 'Antennas, Feedlines, Towers & Rotors' started by WA7ARK, Oct 27, 2020.

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  1. WA7ARK

    WA7ARK Ham Member QRZ Page

    ... actually he likes the bunnies he can pick off.
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    For scale, it is sitting on a 4inch OD pipe that is 40ft long that is supporting one corner of my 160m-10m horizontal wire loop.
     
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  2. WG8Z

    WG8Z Ham Member QRZ Page

    "Best seat in the house"
     
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  3. AE1N

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    ---Layne AE1N
     
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  4. AK5B

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  5. KL7AJ

    KL7AJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    That might result in some birdies on your received signal.
     
  6. AK5B

    AK5B Ham Member QRZ Page

    Naw, just one big birdie easy to notch out.;)
     
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  7. KA0HCP

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    "One way to eliminate those embarrassing "QQQ" replies."

    Q Signal: "QQQ:
    -Translation of "informal" Q Signal: "Wipe the bird droppings off your antenna and send with your left foot".
    -Implies: "Your CW signal and sending is atrocious. Get your act together."

    Related Q Signal: "QLF"
    -Translation of informal Q Signal: "Take of your shoe and send with your Left Foot"
    -Implies: "Your CW sending is atrocious. It couldn't be worse if you used your non-dominant foot!"

    History: From talking to WWII Navy operators these signals were in use by then. First mention in QST archives is 1958 with suggestion QLF be resurrected for use.

    Select Q Signals and Procedural Signs (PROSIGNS)
    https://ema.arrl.org/q-signals-and-other-shortcuts/

    Note: This post is part of sharing ham history and culture!
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2020
  8. KL7AJ

    KL7AJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    There is a smart-ass raven in Fairbanks that PERFECTLY imitates the sound of a text message alert. I have learned to completely ignore this bird.
    p.s. ALL ravens are smart-asses.
     
  9. AK5B

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    But not all smart-asses are ravens.;)
     
  10. KL7AJ

    KL7AJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    This is very true. Although ravens have elevated it to a fine art. :)
     
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