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
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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