Please ditch the R R R

Discussion in 'Straight Keys - CW Enthusiasts' started by WB2WIK, Jun 13, 2020.

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  1. KD1JT

    KD1JT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Maybe their code readers didn't have a good copy on you? ;)
     
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  2. PU2OZT

    PU2OZT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Reason why I refuse to add any electronic formatation to my hybrid Kenwood, keying manually being especially funny during contests, you get the idea.

    Oliver
     
  3. WB2WIK

    WB2WIK Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Could be, but not sure why since every time I call CQ a dozen (or often much more) pick up my callsign just fine on RBN, and the skimmers are also "code readers.":p
     
  4. KW9W

    KW9W Ham Member QRZ Page

    As an aside, in the professional U.S. pilot community, "roger" means only one thing to the pilot on the other end. It indicates the person saying "roger" heard something!

    As the sender, if you think you know what the "roger" operator heard, you are a mind reader, or all knowing, unless specifics are included.

    The only way that I have confidence my ham callsign was copied accurately is actually hearing it read back.
     
  5. W7UUU

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

    And there are PLENTY of CW ops who pedantically (IMO) do just that.

    "FB ON UR HB RIG 5 WATTS BT FB ON UR VEE AT 60 FT BT FB YOUR AGE 60 BT FB BEEN HAM 47 YRS BT FB ON SELF EMPLYD JOB BT BT BT"

    That gets really old too... "R R R" would be much preferred especially if the QSO is happening at a very slow speed :)

    Not that I'm any speed demon - but hearing everything you just sent being sent back item by item is just .... tiring.

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  6. WN1MB

    WN1MB Ham Member QRZ Page

    I know what you mean about hearing everything you just sent being sent back item by item being just ... tiring, Dave.
     
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  7. K6CLS

    K6CLS Ham Member QRZ Page

    You can say that again!

    Seriously though, occasionally in a QSO someone will want an extended chat, which is great, until it turns in to them reading my QRZ.com page back to me. Yes I know what's on there.
     
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  8. K5TSK

    K5TSK Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    OK.
    Since we are trying for a Guiness record 'Longest Running Thread'. How about sending, spelled out, ROGER ROGER ROGER COPY THAT. then you could ask for repeats.
     
  9. WA1GXC

    WA1GXC Ham Member QRZ Page



    You have kept counseling, wisely, to read "Your Novice Accent"---But it just ain't happening.

    Micturating into the wind.

    "In connection with this business of receipting ("R") one other point might be mentioned. If you have copied the other fellow's transmission solid and have so indicated by "R"......
    you got what he sent. Therefore....a waste of your time and his to go through the rigamarole......"OK ON YOUR DOG HAVING JAUNDICE"
    [1956]

    Lord have mercy .

    73
     
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  10. W7UUU

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

    I doubt anyone sending by any manual method would do that (paddle, bug, etc.)... that would be a dead giveaway they're using a keyboard and have no clue how Morse/CW actually works - they're typing just like they're posting in a forum ;):)

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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