[CQ-Contest] Re: Yaesu FT1000mp Mark V Key Clicks

Zack Widup w9sz at prairienet.org
Tue Dec 10 22:56:31 EST 2002

On Tue, 10 Dec 2002, Ron Wetjen wrote:

> Another solution, would be to send "real" signal reports ... appending a 
> "K" to the report - i.e., 5NNK ... although, can you be a "tone 9" with 
> Key Clicks?  It's possible some folks don't know ... because no one has 
> ever told them!
> I think I might program an "F key" - 5N8K ... just in case!
> Ron

5N8K would be technically incorrect if his actual "tone" has no AC in it.
The "T" is supposed to indicate how pure the signal is, ranging from 1
(you sound like a spark-gap rig) to 9 (pure tone).  The letters "X"
(crystal quality), "C" (chirp) and "K" (key clicks) stand separate from
the "T" report.

On VHF we use "59A" during aurora because there's no way to
estimate the tone of a CW signal reflected by aurora.

73, Zack W9SZ

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