What's with all the guys named "Dude?"

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KK5JY, Jan 13, 2018.

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  1. KK5JY

    KK5JY Ham Member QRZ Page

    I have probably a half-dozen entries in my NAQP log from earlier today, from people who reported their name as "Dude."

    I have seen a lot of interesting names in NAQP, many that didn't even come close to matching the name in the ULS record for that callsign. And it's all very entertaining to watch. But this is the first time I have seen so many calls use the name "Dude," many of which are from calls I recognize, and whose names I know aren't anything of the kind.

    Is this a group dare for NAQP for 2018? Is "Dude" the name used by "multi" stations for NAQP now? I wonder if anybody has any insight...
  2. WA6MHZ

    WA6MHZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    All MILLINEALS are named "DUDE"
    K3XR likes this.
  3. KA0GKT

    KA0GKT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Not exactly,
    There is "DUDE"
    Then there's "DUUDE"
    Then there's "DOOOOOODE"
    etc. ad nauseum
  4. K7JEM

    K7JEM Ham Member QRZ Page

    The Dude abides.
    N5OCO, WD4IGX, AF0AM and 5 others like this.
  5. AE8W

    AE8W Ham Member QRZ Page

    there are are not very many yls or xyls ... aka dudettes ... on zed
  6. KK5JY

    KK5JY Ham Member QRZ Page

    I thought the new word was "brah"? It's pronounced like "bra," but it's supposed to mean the same thing as "bro." :rolleyes:

    When I was growing up, if I called a guy "bra," he would have smacked me upside the temples...
    K9ASE, KF5RRF, KB2SMS and 2 others like this.
  7. WB7OXP

    WB7OXP Ham Member Volunteer DX Helper QRZ Page

    wasn't there a song "hey dude" by that bug band in the 60's?

    i just remember something like

    hey dude, don't make it bad
    take a sad qso and make it bedder
    W7ROX and W5BIB like this.
  8. KD8DEY

    KD8DEY Ham Member QRZ Page

  9. N4QX

    N4QX Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Several ops are sending DUDE in honor of W4MYA today, and several others are sending DAVE in memory of K3LP. MYA is ill, and LP tragically died a week ago.
    KK5JY likes this.
  10. KK5JY

    KK5JY Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm not familiar with any of those stories, but thanks for the info. If you get a chance to share some details, it would be much appreciated.
    WB7OXP likes this.

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