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How I can start....


Hello Folks, this as "a few starting steps" for newbyes, by my personal "how i do it". It's a sort of "tips" so please, get it "as is" emoticon

First thing to do is : listen . Only by listening you can learn "what to do".

ALWAYS be polite, and wait your turn.
If you call over one thousand persons [sign in to see URL]'s only a waste of time.

Wait your turn and listen for a "free" time.

Don't call like "one hour" as unfortunately many operators [sign in to see URL] and listen. If you repeat you callsign etc for ages withouts a "free" listening spot probably no one will contact you. Nor I.

Again, ALWAYS be polite and WAIT your turn.

After your call, tell everyone bout your listening frequency BUT previously ask that frequency by : Is this frequency in use ?

ALWAYS ask if the frequency is already in use. And be polite.

Try to start a sort of "friendly qso", not only the r/s report, weather and rigs...

Obviously try to be "professional" but hey, we'll make new radio friends emoticon

If someone call over you well, be patient, maybe someone isn't listening you for some reason. What to do ? Well easy ! Be polite and call again .

Last thing to NOT do is the CRAPPY OOOOOLA OOOOOOOLA ....and now ill try to explain why :

This useless OOOOLA noisey and useless thing was started by Italians long, long time ago.
No one will be interested bout your OLLA signal peak, cause when you talk you can't get that signal peak [sign in to see URL].

It's same when someone whistle for ages... ( haha i always ask if someone lost it's dog )

Tune your Antenna ->rig OUT of frequency, DON'T tune over a already started QSO cause no one will like your [sign in to see URL] when you need to tune up your radio system, always ask if the frequency is in use.

Don't tune by whistle on SSB, just do it by am, fm with low [sign in to see URL] is enough, don't tune with 100 W.

Obviously i'm NOT rascist against italians for the "OOOLA", it's just a non-sense [sign in to see URL] NOT do.

Ah yes, i'm italian.

( sorry for bad [sign in to see URL] be polite with me, hehe )

P.S:

Comments are always appreciated emoticon

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Very good advice and please, no OOOLA!!

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Good post, I agree, the oollaa's are irritating and also if somebody shouts coca cola afterwards, how old is that joke?, as for those that whistle continuously and louder to watch their needle going up the power scale - I think they need their heads read, and why does it take some people so long to tune up? It cant be that hard to get an antenna tuned on 11m....

73s all.... emoticon

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Agreed - any antenna worth its wire should have a low SWR from one end of the band to the other anyhow as the reqired bandwidth is so narrow.

If it's a linear amplifier being tuned, whistling on SSB will result in an incorrect tune as the power supply rail will fall further than with speech, affecting the tune point.

Just a carrier about mid-power is ideal.

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very wise words from 1FB175.
radio etiquete is what is missing on 11m band, everyone whistling, calling over each other,hola hola coca cola, and donkey noises from norhtern espana. can you imagine what it will be like when we are sunspot maximum, and every jackass in the world wants a piece????
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quote:

26fb010 wrote:

very wise words from 1FB175.
radio etiquete is what is missing on 11m band, everyone whistling, calling over each other,hola hola coca cola, and donkey noises from norhtern espana. can you imagine what it will be like when we are sunspot maximum, and every jackass in the world wants a piece????



[sign in to see URL] can imagine cause years ago it was the same chaos emoticon

BUT ! I can tell You that the 11m band is one of "last" WITH [sign in to see URL] me, there's the same and more "noises", jamming, nonsense on regular bands...

As I said on my topic I'm very sorry cause [sign in to see URL], not all are bad [sign in to see URL] some are. I always try to be polite and gentle and well it work emoticon

LOTS of "whistlers" are the new licensed, i mean new OM ....they started on 11m band and now they make noises.

My opinion is : we need the CW test again, to do a sort of "filters" by licenses.

lotsa bad operators that you can read on 0-30Mhz is cause no more cw, so special licensed can work on it now.

Sigh...

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Excellent post.
Every radio group should have this on their web sites at the main page.
With regard to OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAA.
WTF.
Cant see why anyone needs to tune up on the call freq or on a freq that has a qso in operation.
I actually had the pleasure of hearing the last transmission of a Ft920dm on 555 one evening. whistling for a constant half hour into one of these while under the wrong load and bang pmsl. how I know it was a 902dm ???
I had sold it to this guy a week before ha ha Muppet.(worked fine for me for 1 year with no problems.)I know his ant didn't need tuning as i sold that to him also(A99. swr 1.1)

Once again this is a much needed pocket guide to basic radio operations that is common sence to most of us but does need to be handed down to the new generation of DX`ers comming .
You have to start somewhere and with the right info the whole world can be spared that DREADED ola, co co cola, donkey, DJ nightmare C**P

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