[RTTY] Dashes in reports
pcooper at guernsey.net
Mon Jan 25 12:27:19 PST 2010
I won't get into the argumant about "to dash or not to dash", but I do wish
someone would get rid of those annoying full stops or capital M's before
How I hate it when I call CQ, only to see MMMMMMMMMM GU0SUP GU0SUP DE AB1ABC
.........................TU 599 001 001 001
I can pretty much cope with the few line feeds I see here, as they don't
occur very often, and usually, it is only one or two that are sent. I don't
think I have ever had to chase a report up the screen!
And while I have my bitching head on, I am not keen on this:
CQ TEST DE GU0SUP GU0SUP GU0SUP CQ [this is OK!]
GU0SUP GU0SUP DE AB1ABC AB1ABC [why not just DE GU0SUP GU0SUP ??]
AB1ABC TU 599 001 001 001 GU0SUP [this is OK!]
TU 599 002 002 002 BK [WHO sent this, and was it aimed at me??]
This (last line) type of exchange caused me grief yesterday when I tried to
work H2E. A UT station decided to start calling CQ over the exchange from
H2E, then saw me and I thought the exchange came from him.
I know it takes extra time, but I do like to see callsigns exchanged! At
least then I know the report was meant for me, and not some station I can't
Whilst CQ'ing in the BARTG Sprint, I had more than a few with 3 X 3 calls,
and by the time it had got to their call, they were lost in the QSB/QRM. And
when I asked NR?? AGN I got the same exchange, not the number.
73 de Phil GU0SUP
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