10/11 meter amps-my 2cents

Bill Fuqua wlfuqu00 at UKY.EDU
Sun Sep 23 21:18:58 EDT 2007

    Calling CQ using  FM, AM, SSB or CW simplex is fine. It is not proper 
procedure in a Repeater.
I believe it was to keep usage of repeaters to those that knew who they 
were calling.
Got my novice in 62 and general 63.

Bill wa4lav

At 03:09 PM 9/22/2007 -0400, you wrote:
>Jim Simmons wrote:
> > Maybe instead of CQ, he wanted you to say, "Hey anyone
> > out there got your ears on? Come on back good buddy".
> > Personally, I don't know what FM has to do with it, and
> > the purpose of communication is to make yourself
> > understood.  If the other person understands you...Mission
> > accomplished.
>Well, OK, here's the deal with FM, and yes, it deals with
>boatanchors since the FM I'm talking about was all done with
>those old two-case Motorola beasts (FMTRU-30D) that were
>full of loctal tubes.
>FM radio procedure for a general call was simply to key the
>mike, let the dynamotor build up revs for a second and announce
>your callsign.  Since everyone was crystal-controlled with
>squelched receivers, you would be immediately heard by everyone
>on the frequency.  If you wanted to be a little more verbose, you
>could append the word "listening".  If you really wanted to go
>overboard and skirt dangerously with being a cop wannabe, you
>could announce your callsign and add "10-8".
>The point was that calling CQ on VHF-FM for anything more than
>a few seconds was (and still is) superfluous.
>Jim, K7JEB
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