This May Sound Silly...

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KM6CND, Aug 11, 2019.

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  1. KM6CND

    KM6CND Ham Member QRZ Page

    On HF or local (2M 440) when I ID, it always goes something like this...

    KM6CND (or HF, Kilo Mike 6 Charlie November Delta) Jeff in So Cal, Huntington Beach. The station that heard my call, now knows:

    I am in Southern California
    Huntington Beach
    My mother gave me the name Jeffrey, she has not addressed me by that name in 50 years!

    Naturally I will ask the name of the person that replied, rather than to go to the Zed and look up the call sign.

    Even if I am monitoring a frequency , with no chance I can get the attention of the station, it sure takes a lot longer to to do a call sign query than it takes to tell us Hams and Hamets where you are geographically...

    And I have a bad taste in my mouth, every time I hear "my handle is..."
  2. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    So try FT8

    Can't win in this ham radio game


    [Only my Mother (died in 2002) called me David]
    N7ANN, WU8Y and KM6CND like this.
  3. KA0HCP

    KA0HCP XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    What was the question? :confused:
    N5XKG, AG5DB and K3XR like this.
  4. WZ7U

    WZ7U Ham Member QRZ Page

    How to avoid lingo lids?
  5. WE4B

    WE4B Ham Member QRZ Page

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  6. W4IOA

    W4IOA Ham Member QRZ Page

    I say India Oscar America.
    Because everyone knows I'm an Alpha!

    Thank you everyone! Don't forget to tip your waiter...
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  7. WZ7U

    WZ7U Ham Member QRZ Page

    And try the veal
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  8. W4ZD

    W4ZD Ham Member QRZ Page

    When I had the callsign AB0IO, I noted that many would copy the "I" incorrectly on voice: "Alpha Bravo Zero India Oscar." So I switched to using "Italy" instead of "India," and that solved the problem. I think the NATO alphabet guys screwed up when they chose "India." Or perhaps it was just bad enunciation on my part.

    No problem, now. I'm "Zulu Delta." :)
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  9. WA7PRC

    WA7PRC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Or, other non-voice mode...

    vy 73 es gl,
    Bryan WA7PRC :)
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  10. VK4HAT

    VK4HAT Ham Member QRZ Page

    I am a rebel, often i say thanks for the contact have a nice day. Lingo is for cbrs, ham lingo is for adult cbrs
    K0GOV, AF7XT, KC8YLT and 1 other person like this.
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