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Re: [CQ-Contest] [Fwd: [RTTY] JARTS RTTY this weekend]

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] [Fwd: [RTTY] JARTS RTTY this weekend]
From: Jeff Stai <jds@twistedoak.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2007 14:43:53 -0700
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Jeff Stai wrote:>
> I myself will call a short QRL? in RTTY on a potentially clear frequency. 
> Send back your RRR or QRL 
> in CW and I will listen for you and gladly QSY a few hundred Hz.

It was just pointed out to me that a CW op will have no way of knowing that it 
is a "QRL?"

That is correct. A CW op will not know if it is "QRL?" or "HIHO" - but consider:

1. It is your frequency so you (the CW op) have been there for a while.

2. It is a very short transmission, only 4 characters.

3. A well behaved RTTY op will send "QRL?" as his/her first transmission on an 
apparently clear 

So... if you are using a frequency, and you suddenly hear a short transmission, 
make the assumption 
that it is QRL? and answer appropriately. A well behaved RTTY op who hears a 
well behaved CW op will 

I'm just trying to point out a way we can maybe all get along a little better. 
I agree it is not a 
perfect protocol and doesn't address every possibility, but it is a start.

73 and GL - jeff wk6i
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