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Subject: [CQ-Contest] When I hear dit dit Emily is smiling in the sky...
From: José Nunes CT1BOH <ct1boh@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2018 21:43:27 +0100
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It was with great sadness that I got a message from Lisandro P43L telling
me Emily - P43E died after suffering a stroke.

Words are not enough to talk about Emily, who always helped me when I
operated from Aruba as P40E

I enjoy thinking that whenever I hear DIT DIT in a contest, Emily is
smiling in the sky.

There is story behind the dit dit that everybody is using now instead of TU
at the end of a contest QSO.

It was not common to use dit dit in contests as a replacement for TU until
I did it for the first time from EA8ZS in 2004.

You can read my 3830 post here
http://lists.contesting.com/_3830/2004-11/msg02171.html from Nov 2004 to
know about it. I transcribe it below_

PS: Ohhh, a lot of people asked why ?EE? - ?dit dit? at the end of every QSO.
Apart from the fact it works and saves time compare with ?TU? - ?Dah, dih dih
Dah?, it was sort of a farewell to the E in my P40E call sign, and the E of my
friend Emily's callsign P43E, as I move to CT3 for future contests.

Dit Dit dear Emily

José Nunes
CONTEST CT1BOH - http://www.qsl.net/ct1boh
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