Meriden ARC Web Site | Castle Craig Chapter 10-10


Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Operating Tip: "Please Copy"
#1
From "The ARRL Contest Update for November 19, 2014":

=====================================
OPERATING TIP

Please copy? Please don't! Imagine this pre-Sweepstakes conversation as Elmer prepares to hand off the controls to his protégée:
"OK, when the clock rolls over to 2100 UTC..."
"I know - call CQ, right?"
"No, I want you to say "please copy" 500 times in a row."
"What???!!!"
"You might as well get it out of your system. Follow it with another 500 of "You are" and 110 leading zeroes. Then you can call CQ."
"But that will take a half hour!"
"Sure will...but you were going to say it anyway!"

Unnecessary verbiage slows everything down, whether it's a contest or an emergency communication net. Try to eliminate it from your on the air transmissions. Write down a script to help you say only what you need to say. The editor fesses up to having a weakness for adding in an extra "Thanks" at the beginning of a QSO when one at the end is plenty.
===========================================

I admit I was guilty of saying this during the sweepstakes. I heard someone else do it and adopted it myself. Are there any other common unnecessary phrases used by newbies on the air?

73,
Joe KC1BAQ
Reply


Messages In This Thread
Operating Tip: "Please Copy" - by KC1BAQ - 11-19-2014, 05:47 PM

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)
[-]
Who's Online
There are currently no members online.

[-]
Latest Threads
Fall 10-10 Newsletter Is Out
Last Post: N1API
10-04-2022 07:42 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 1
Contesting Knowledge Base
Last Post: KC1SA
09-28-2022 06:52 AM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 553
CQ WW RTTY Contest Scores And Reports
Last Post: KC1SA
09-26-2022 08:13 AM
» Replies: 2
» Views: 29
W1N 75th anniv special event station
Last Post: W1IKW
09-21-2022 03:26 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 101
Example training video
Last Post: KC1SA
09-18-2022 08:52 AM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 48
Worked All Europe SSB Contest Results
Last Post: N1API
09-11-2022 06:53 PM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 75
RF Exemption & Compliance worksheets
Last Post: KC1SA
09-08-2022 01:43 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 69
August DnG Challenge results
Last Post: KC1SA
09-08-2022 01:01 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 65
WW Digit Contest Results
Last Post: N1API
08-28-2022 11:33 AM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 128
WAE CW Scores
Last Post: N1API
08-14-2022 08:30 PM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 174