Q-signal for "I am experiencing non-natural RFI.......... it is QUFO to
indicate origin of RFI.
The other signal for CW is 575 ...readable perfect, strength above normal,
and signal quality punk.
On Sun, May 10, 2015 at 9:16 PM, K8MR via CQ-Contest <
> Now that bad signal quality is a potential disqualifying event in certain
> contests, is there a simple way to alert somebody, especially on CW, that
> his signal has a quality issue?
> I can't find a Q signal for such in the ARRL list of Q-signals. I recall
> having seen somewhere a Q-signal for "Your keying is defective", which
> sounds more like a "You need to check your keyer weight setting" than
> got spurs", but I can't find a reference to that one.
> Yesterday, while playing around in the CQM contest, I encountered YT1A who
> had a very strong signal, with spurs +/- 400 Hz and various phase noise or
> the like mixed in as well. I don't know if that would have risen to the
> level of a DQ in CQWW, but I would have been very unhappy if he dropped
> in 500
> Hz away from my run frequency in CQWW. But there was no simple way to let
> him know that he had a problem. (I was tuning at the time, so I simply
> chose to not to reward his bad signal with a QSO).
> Any suggestions?
> One other thought on Q-signals, not contest specific:
> QRN: "I am troubled by static". In practice this now means "I am troubled
> by noise". I think it would be good to split the two uses. Static is a
> pretty random thing: try again in 2 seconds and I might miss that static
> But the bad power line noise is going to be a problem for me for quite a
> while, so it's probably hopeless. But some other guy a few miles away will
> likely not have the same problem, so don't hesitate to call him.
> Is it time for a Q-signal for "I am experiencing non-natural RFI?"
> 73 - Jim K8MR
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