What would you change about CW protocol?

Discussion in 'Straight Keys - CW Enthusiasts' started by KD2RDG, Sep 13, 2021.

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  1. W7UUU

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

    Some charts call for B and some call for G.

    Just more reasons that "cut numbers" IMO are dumb except for N and T

    https://www.swodxa.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Cut-Numbers.pdf

    Dave
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  2. N5HXR

    N5HXR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Since it's already supposed to be wrong to send without space between letters and words, I guess as the new president of CW, I'd be "tough on crime" by enacting actual punishments for doing it.
     
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  3. K1SZO

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    Nice. :D
     
  4. OE3IAK

    OE3IAK Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ban the "599 tu" sloppy contest/pile-up manner, and make subjective/actual RSTs mandatory again instead of 599. I don't use DX clusters and logging my signal on paper is what helps me build an image of what I can and what I can't.
     
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  5. K1LKP

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  6. K1LKP

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    sloppy contest/pile-up

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  7. KP4SX

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    Wouff Hong for the miscreants!
     
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  8. KP4SX

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    But its old and therefore must be changed.
     
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  9. M6GYU

    M6GYU Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'd stop people quoting stuff off the internet which contains incorrect or misleading information.

    I regularly see people posting links to information which is outdated, incorrect, doesn't apply to hams or simply never used by hams.
     
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  10. G0GSR

    G0GSR Ham Member QRZ Page

    That's up to you.
    I'm sure that if you sent "UR RS 59", it would be understood.
    Try it, it may catch on :)

    Things I would change:
    • Drop signal reports in contests (as they are all 599 anyway).
    • Make it obligatory to hand-send it.


    Frank
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2021

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