28° 19' 40'' N -81° 24' 22'' W EL98hh
*These repeaters do not have a tails or courtesy
There is a courtesy tone on the VoIP connection.
This just in!
Do you suffer from Scrolliosis?
or possibly Multiple Scrolliosis?
The New abridged ARRGUS dictionary defines Scrolliosis as:
The fear of / or the lack of knowledge retention of the existence of
menu scrolling buttons and or their abilities.
Multiple Scrolliosis: Having more than 1 radio with different menus.
This malady was formerly known as OHS (operator Head Space)
The best cure for this is to RTM (Read The Manual)
The Old Dodge, gone but not forgotten
Take a look at the
last station I had in it.
In Memory of our friend KG4BFJ
My Virtual "SHACK WALL" QSL cards
The OTARC/ARRGUS/MFARRA 2008 Field Day at Old Town
since Linda & I quit Smoking.
OK so I have a few RANTS!~
I am allowed, this is my website.
(the inability to
Release To Listen)
There are several treatments
for this condition.
Just hover your mouse over the name of the infliction.
Please, No codes, just plain
English* will do.
*American English, U.K..
English or Australian English.
10 Codes are for commercial radio.
signals are for CW not voice.
Contrary to popular beliefs. There Isn't a CELLPHONE NET
We try to refrain from discussing this as well as Politics and
happened to the International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet (NATO
Alphabet)? you know the one that was in the test that you took to
get your license? Why must
operators continue the confusion when trying to communicate. Like
using Zanzibar Mexico Canada or North South America or better yet
Kentucky Canada Queen, or Norway, England, Japan. or Emu Kangaroo
Platypus or Doorflinger Poo Shipdit. If your going to make up one
don't use a location this confuses some people and spawning a
"I wasn't asking your location I just want your call."
And Sierra is not a C like
Oldsmobile Cutlas Ciera (1982-1996) it is an S!
Maybe if you have to use another
one, to be a non-conformist, use the Association of Public-Safety
Communications Officials-International Phonetic Alphabet
(APCO) or LAPD Phonetic Alphabet
What is Destinated?
Is there a cure?
I guess it is another made up word.
On the Side.
of what? Beef or Chicken? Are you Potatoes? Maybe
Macaroni & Cheese?
(Thanks for that AI4OF)
Sounds like CB jargon to me.
Station*? Break? Contact?
if you want to be acknowledged in a conversation, just say your call
during the breaks in the conversation.
"BREAK" is to be used for Emergency traffic
or switching messages during a "Traffic Net"
*Station", what is this? Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure?
Is this left over from the Bootleg Levnmeters? (CB SSB)
"Contact", I don't fly a plane, so I don't need the engine started.
4ID or for ID isn't part of your
call and unnecessary.
(Unless you need to talk
without saying anything, then I guess it is)
Just giving your call is all you need.
Your Call is your ID. When you say it, you have given your ID.
When you say "Back to you"
Stop talking, and turn it over to who you are turning it
Quit Babbling! (Waffling)
My handle is:
What? Are you a frying pan?
I have a name.
The correct Chinese spelling should be "OuXun".
Western Spelling Wouxun.
Correct pronunciation: "O-shin".
Translated to English, means "Europe (or European) Communications".
The only phone segment of HF you have privileges for, is
SSB privileges from
28.300 to 28.500 MHz.
YOU DO NOT HAVE ANY OTHER HF, PHONE (VOICE) PRIVILEGES
but then you should know this.....
What is the difference between
10 and 11 meters?
10 Meters is a HAM BAND
11 Meters was re-named to Citizens Band in 1958.
It is not a "Free Band" and has restrictions.
Amateur Radio Operators are not above the law and
should not operate un authorized power on these frequencies.
Also they need to use type accepted radios for that service.
1947 - Amateurs lose the top 300 kc of he 10M band
(29.7--30), and relinquish the 14.35--14.4 Mc on 20 meters. However
the 15 meters (21.0-- 21.45 Mc) is planned. Also the FCC allows
Amateurs to use the 11 meter band (26.96--27.23 Mc) on a shared
basis with other services.
In September, 1958, the
Class D Citizens Band is opened and Amateurs lost the shared use of
11 meters. USA Amateur population is about 160,000.
QSL just what is a
QSL? Technically it is a question not a comment: Can you
acknowledge receipt? It is not the same as OK or received. What it
is intended to be is a written receipt of the contact conversation,
then later it became a QSL Card and most recently a e-qsl. Again
unless you are running CW there isn't really a need to use a code of
any kind. Just use plain old English. Codes mask the conversation
and therefore are not compliant to the rules and regulations. Then
I heard "I got my first legitimate QSL today." Well, if it is
receipt of any conversation whether it is RF direct, RF using a
repeater or RF to IRLP or EchoLink then back to RF, it is still a
RU A LID?
Echo Time TTS Plus by KH2D,
Voice provided by
Neo Speech Paul
There is a 3 minute timer on the
please let it drop during conversations
When using EchoLink make sure you let it drop as well.
There may be as many 4 courtesy tones or as there are connections.
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