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New England Radio Discussion Society News and meeting notice

Postby AI2Q » Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:56 pm

New England Radio Discussion Society News
January 17th, 2Ø14

The New England Radio Discussion Society will meet on Tuesday, January 21st, 2Ø14, at The New School on Rte 1 in Kennebunk, Maine. We'll convene at 7-PM in the roundtable room. Bring something to show-and-tell for Tech Tales.

Feel free to invite fellow ham radio operators, family, and friends. CU there!


Kennebunk, Maine -- Newer hams may not recognize the callsign W6ISQ, but those of us who avidly read QST magazine over the years will recognize it as the call of John Troster of Atherton, California.

"Jack" became a Silent Key a few days ago, but his works will live on as long as Amateur Radio exists.

Licensed in 1935 at age 14 as W2ISQ in New York City, Troster became W6ISQ after moving to California after WW II. From his new QTH on the "Left Coast," he helped found the Northern California DX Foundation, where he served as a board member for 26 years and was the Foundation’s third president. He also served as president of the Northern California DX Club and the Northern California Contest Club, and held DXCC #1 Honor Roll.

An avid CW operator, ham radio homebrewer, and author, Jack's many articles included numerous technical pieces in QST, but he will be most remembered as a humorist.

If you're an ARRL member, go to the QST archives; there you'll find some of the best ham radio humor ever created.

R.I.P Jack!

== Vy 73, AI2Q, Alex


The New England Radio Discussion Society will meet on Tuesday, January 21st, 2Ø14 at 7-PM.


Most hams with even a smattering of CW savvy know about the Q signal QLF (I am sending with my left foot), or QLF? (Are you sending with your left foot?)

Here are a few more you may come across!

Those Missing Q Signals

Original List by John Queen, KA0SEY & Mike Colyar, K7ITL

Additions by Thom LaCosta K3HRN and members of QRP-L

As with regular Q signals, each can be a statement or a question, depending on whether a question mark follows it.

QBA - My antenna is BIG!
QBA? - How big is your antenna?
QBO - Don't sit next to that guy in the meeting.
QBO? - Buddy, can you spare some soap?
QBS - It's getting deep in here.
QBS? - Did I tell you about the one that got away?
QCP - I am using Cat Power(from a rotary cat power wheel)
QCP? - Are you using Cat Power?
QCW - I am going to whistle Morse Code on FM (or SSB)
QCW? - Why are you whistling Morse?
QDR - Damn Right the frequency is busy!} In response to QRL
QDR? - Do you have a Receiver? In respone to QRL
QET - Phone home.
QET? - Has anyone called me from another planet?
QEW - Copy is difficult due to Ear Wax.
QEW? - Is copy difficult due to Ear Wax?
QFH - This frequency is MINE! - Go elsewhere.
QFH? - Is this frequency hogged?
QHI - I am jumping in quick to say hi, then going QRT.
QHI? - Are you leaving after only one transmission?
QKB? - How many knobs does your radio have?
QKB n - My radio has "n" knobs.
QKN? - How many of them do you know how to use?
QKN n - I think I know how to use "n" of them.
QLK - I am sending with my left foot and keyboard.
QLK? - Are you sending with your left foot and keyboard?
QNO - I am sending through a non-standard orifice.
QNO? - Are you sending through a non-standard orifice?
QOF - Yes, I am an Old Fart.
QOF? - Are you an old Fart?
QOK - Your last transmission was Okie Dokie.
QOK? - Was my last transmission OK?
QPM - Your signal is purr modulated.
QPM? - Is my signal purr modulated?
QRC - Warning, rag chewer on frequency.
QRC? - Are you a rag chewer?
QRG - You are transmitting in or near the ... (wave length or frequency) amateur band.
QRG? - Am I transmitting in or near an amateur band, and if so which one?
QRW - Means Qrp - Really Weak
QRW? - Qrp, you are Really Weak?
QWC? - Who cares?
QWC - I don't care
QWC - I have to go to the bathroom
QZZ - I fell asleep at the mike.
QZZ? - Is that a 60Hz hum, or are you snoring?

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