What's with "thirty"

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by K5MIL, Sep 12, 2017.

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  1. W0XX

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    Could be their code proficiency level? Who knows..
  2. K3EY

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  3. KB9BVN

    KB9BVN Ham Member QRZ Page

    We always say this is KB9BVN Friday.....on Friday.....fer ID
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  4. WZ7U

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    That would be the Thames River. Sorry for using a Wiki, but see here - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Thames

    A tens unit is something we use for pain relief by zapping yourself with electricity (highly simplified explanation). Seems to work though.

    On the tens sounds like a talk radio station traffic report/news cycle. While it makes sense for someone to use the "tens" for ID, it seems silly to say it that way even as a call to the group to ID. But that's just me. I'm a certifiable curmudgeon most days of the week regardless of medication levels.

    Then there are V-10 engines; tens I suppose could be a descriptive term....

    As far as the OP (what's with thirty), I remember a CB bud in the late 70's referring to bad behavior on the air as a "Dirty Thirty" (10-30). FWIW
  5. KA0GKT

    KA0GKT Ham Member QRZ Page

    A long time ago, I remember some "Seasoned" Amateurs who hung out on 75 would say "Kay" or just "K" at the end of a transmission as in, "W9AA, de W9ZZ, Kay" using the CW paradigm.
  6. W3WN

    W3WN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Because it's not Belgium...
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  7. W4IOA

    W4IOA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Never on a Sunday
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  8. NL7W

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    Why not Tuesday? Tuesday's gone...

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  9. K3VW

    K3VW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Saying " THIRTY "" after giving your call for ID, means it is on the Thirty. Just like on the 10, 20, 30,40, 50 or on the hour. Thirty minutes past the hour !
  10. WZ7U

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    OK, but why? Isn't it self evident to anyone with chronographic ability....

    oh never mind
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