Locked Re: Etiquette

Jim Shorney

If you look at section 7.4 "Standard Exchange" of the User Guide you will find:

" Several options are available for circumstances where fast QSOs are desirable. Double-click the Tx1 control under Now or Next to toggle use of the Tx2 message rather than Tx1 to start a QSO. Similarly, double-click the Tx4 control to toggle between sending RRR and RR73 in that message. The RR73 message should be used only if you are reasonably confident that no repetitions will be required. "




On Thu, 10 Dec 2020 18:40:43 -0800
"Chris Zukowski" <czukowski@...> wrote:


I noticed that also from time to time and usually work the station (usually
DX). I never gave it much thought but I do see your side of it.



On Thu, Dec 10, 2020 at 18:09 Alek Petkovic <vk6apk@...> wrote:

I notice that when a lot of people call me in FT8 mode, they skip the
first line with their callsign and grid square information and just call
with their callsign and my report.

I make a point of not responding to those callers.

In my view, the first line is there for a reason and so it should be
included in any QSO.

Also, I happen to collect grid squares and when the calling station does
not give that information, I find it a real nuisance to look them up, in
mid QSO, on qrz.com, so that I can include their grid square information
in the logging field when it pops up.

Thirdly, I believe it is part of the "etiquette" of the mode and it should
always be included.

I know that a very large proportion of operators disagree with me but
that's just the way I feel.

If you see my sound card calling and you want to work it, then please
include your grid square and allow the QSO to go through the proper
sequence. It's pretty simple.

73 and thanks, Alek. VK6APK

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