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73's or just 73?

Discussion in 'General Ham Radio Discussion' started by Singularity35, Apr 12, 2014.

  1. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    I think I'm just going to use plain English and say "All the best and hope to meet you further down the log".


     
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  2. binrat

    binrat WDX Club Coordinator
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    WHAT?? Plain english.... how dare you. :D
     
  3. KF6IRK

    KF6IRK Kapt. Irk

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    Where in hell did '42' come from anyway? ... makes NO sense.

    I say 'Seventy Fleas', 'Seventy Turds', of if they're any of my old Harley buds, I say 'Seventy Fours'

    74s.jpg
     
  4. hookedon6

    hookedon6 W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    #19 hookedon6, Apr 13, 2014
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  5. SpaceMann

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    Just say 3's! Make it simple. :)
     
  6. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    It's a CB thang I do believe. 10-4?
     
  7. BJ radionut

    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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    QSL ROGER THAT
     
  8. wavrider

    wavrider W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Roger, Roger!!

    I do hear that a lot on the bands.
     
  9. 2RT307

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    I hear a lot of stuff that I'm not "supposed" to hear on 10 meters. 73's, what's your handle?, what's your first personal?, I'm QRT and QSX, on and on. And the European phonetics? Fugghettaboutit! Since I'm a newbie on the ham bands, it's interesting to me that all the stuff Uncle Fester used to spew at us CB'ers on 38lsb as being wrong and how stupid we were for doing it, is done by a LOT of ham operators.

    73,
    Brett
     
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  10. SpaceMann

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    Threes and Eights!! :)
     
  11. Hutch

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    First World problems. Does anyone not understand what those that use those conventions mean? If you know what they are trying to convey who cares. 73's could also mean Best Wishes, Best Wishes, Best Wishes as grammatically the "s" means multiples of 73 not just part of it.

    As for Q codes like QSL, QRZ actually sometimes it's actually easier to understand what some foreign stations are trying to say than if the said it in plain broken english or english with a heavy accent.
     
  12. n8fgb

    n8fgb Well-Known Member

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    "what's your handle?," Borrowed from ham radio by CBers. I suggest you do your homework before you post.
    Rich
     
  13. Captain Kilowatt

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    The problem is that a lot of the hams you hear are of the newer crowd and have carried their CB way of thinking over to amateur radio complete with their Texas Star and Dave Made amplifiers.
     
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  14. unit_399

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    I don't see this "newer crowd" as the problem. The problem is the "perfectionist curmudgeons" (as you called them) who refuse to accept them.
     
  15. The Bruce

    The Bruce W9WDX Amateur Radio Club Member

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    Whoda thunk it? :whistle:
     

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