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Subject: Re: [TenTec] List Abbreviations
From: Kim Elmore <cw_de_n5op@sbcglobal.net>
Reply-to: Discussion of Ten-Tec Equipment <tentec@contesting.com>
Date: Tue, 04 Dec 2007 21:49:54 -0600
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Great!  My Dad, W5JHJ (SK) had told me about this shortly after I got 
my Novice ticket in 1970. I'd never heard or read of it anywhere.

Now, the long comma -- that's a great one!

I have my 2nd Class Radiotelegraph, mainly because I saw that it was 
still available. For some odd reason, the FCC hasn't done away with 
it. I took my 20 wpm Extra test before the FCC, so I qualified by 
taking only the written portion. The written is pretty arcane (and 
hasn't been updated for many years), asking lots of questions about 
super-regen receivers and message handling protocols. I learned those 
on CW traffic nets, so it wasn't too bad.

Kim Elmore N5OP

At 08:57 PM 12/4/2007, you wrote:
>On Tue, 2007-12-04 at 20:26 -0600, Kim Elmore wrote:
> > Is this one that anyone else has heard of?
>Yep.  I use that frequently.  Sometimes I get a dit, sometimes not.  If
>not then I follow up with a full "QRL?".  I figure it gives the guys who
>know a chance to stop me without having to endure a full Q signal query.
>Been doing that for years and I don't remember who taught me the
>I was a ship Radio Officer for some years and used CW extensively.  And,
>I never heard the "didit dit" sequence while out there.
>OTOH, whilst sailing the high seas, a long drawn out comma character,
>"daaaah daaaaah didit daaaaah daaaaaaaah" was a serious insult, roughly
>equivalent to "F*** YOU".  I didn't see that on the list.  Heh..  Those
>were some fun times!
>73 & BCNU,
>-Doug, W7KF
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