Discussion in 'Ham Radio Life' started by KT1F, Jun 14, 2021.

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  1. KT1F

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  2. W7UUU

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

    First there was CQD, then SOS, now VTTS!!

    What's not to like? :D:D:D

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  3. WJ4U

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  4. W0IS

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    If you hadn't said anything, I wouldn't have noticed. The space after all of the dashes is the same, but I think it's slightly longer than the space after the dots. I think that's how I would send it on a straight key myself. There's not supposed to be any space between the individual letters.
  5. W0IS

    W0IS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Which reminds me, I remember as a novice that V was often sent for testing. Occasionally, though, they would send NV. It took me a while to figure that out.
  6. KA0HCP

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    VTTS: Very Terrible Time Spelling
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  7. KT1F

    KT1F Ham Member QRZ Page

    When I heard my first contest on CW, I couldn't figure out what NST meant.
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  8. KT1F

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    I didn't know that. So SOS is really supposed to be one character? I guess that makes sense. It's not as bad as I thought.
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  9. W0IS

    W0IS Ham Member QRZ Page

    I was a little bit put off when they called me a lid: "SO LID CPY".
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  10. WZ7U

    WZ7U Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have a crank type weather radio that has a flashlight function that sends an SOS similarly.
    VTTS, that made me laugh when I read that because I thought I was the only one with a Morse handicapped appliance.

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