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Re: What are the letter codes for numbers for CW?

Phil Anderson
 

Thanks Jim,

I found the "cut" number list on the web.......

Unc Phil............


Re: What are the letter codes for numbers for CW?

Phil Anderson
 

Thanks Rick and Bill.............

Seems as if the guys operating from 28000 to 28025 in the
WPX contest today and tomorrow use a lot of these
codes and their code rate  is faster than I'm used to too.........but I got
by by listening to their calls a number of times....they were
all european calls since this is a WPX exchange from there
with either Canadians or US op this side of the big pond.

I noticed that a great many of them were using a KW or at least 5TT.
Ha, little ole me.....I was running my FT450D at an outragious 50 Watts!
Most of them heard me but I sometimes had to wait in the pileup until
the CA kilowatt guys got their share, hi. Long live moderate power!!! 

I head JTT, aNN, N, 1TT,  3TT and other abbrevs.....seems like a great veriety,
also heard KW......with obvious meaning. Nearly all of them were using
these abbreviations, so I guess it's eat like the Romans when in Rome!

I decided to work 26 contacts, labeling in the margin A.....to Z for the
number of contacts made, then when reaching Z I quit - had other stuff to do
at home. My join WPX again in the morning. Plenty of signals from 8 AM
through 10 AM today  .........was really fun.

72, unc Phil, W0XI





Re: What are the letter codes for numbers for CW?

Jim Sheldon
 

Having been a "morse intercept operator" many years ago, I had to learn the "cut" numbers. The standard ones are:
1-A
2-U
3-W
4-V
5-E
6-B
7-Z
8-D
9-N
0-T

The ones generally in use by today's hams are A, E, N and T for 1, 5, 9 and 0 respectively.

Jim, W0EB


Sent from my iPad

On Feb 15, 2014, at 6:35 PM, Bill Cromwell <wrcromwell@gmail.com> wrote:

On 02/15/2014 07:18 PM, Rick Bennett wrote:
IMHO one should probably avoid the more obscure shortcuts. N for 9 is
pretty common, but I would honestly not know any of the rest of them
and I am guessing a lot of other operators out there won't either. As
my fine CW teachers pointed out if we are going to be good
communicators it is best to avoid abbreviations and shortcuts that
most people won't recognize. If in doubt just spell it out.

My $.02

de KC0PET, Rick
Rick,

Make that four cents. There once was the long dash (not a 'T') as a
substitute for zero but if you don't use a straight key or a bug you're
out of luck sending one of those. Most of the time when we try to make
shortcuts and abbreviations we end up with meaningless alphabet soup,
babbling, and straight gibberish. 'N' and '9' are completely different
things and that's why they are spelled differently. I do know from
overexposure what the 5NN is but if that 'N' get used in another
context...well I just shrug, take a sip of coffee, and move on.

That's a lot for an additional two cents.

73,

Bill KU8H




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Re: What are the letter codes for numbers for CW?

Bill Cromwell
 

On 02/15/2014 07:18 PM, Rick Bennett wrote:
IMHO one should probably avoid the more obscure shortcuts. N for 9 is pretty common, but I would honestly not know any of the rest of them and I am guessing a lot of other operators out there won't either. As my fine CW teachers pointed out if we are going to be good communicators it is best to avoid abbreviations and shortcuts that most people won't recognize. If in doubt just spell it out.

My $.02

de KC0PET, Rick
Rick,

Make that four cents. There once was the long dash (not a 'T') as a substitute for zero but if you don't use a straight key or a bug you're out of luck sending one of those. Most of the time when we try to make shortcuts and abbreviations we end up with meaningless alphabet soup, babbling, and straight gibberish. 'N' and '9' are completely different things and that's why they are spelled differently. I do know from overexposure what the 5NN is but if that 'N' get used in another context...well I just shrug, take a sip of coffee, and move on.

That's a lot for an additional two cents.

73,

Bill KU8H


Re: Wed Niite 80M Checkins

Rick Bennett
 

First time in long time to get checked in and on the air period.  My ham shack has been mostly non-operational for quite a while and I am gradually getting things cleaned up again.

I echo that thanks for Herb taking net control and putting up with my rusty fist.

de KC0PET, Rick



From: wa0itp@...
To: "4sqrp" <4sqrp@...>
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2014 7:43:44 AM
Subject: [4sqrp] Wed Niite 80M Checkins

 

Many thanks to Herb, WR9H for being NCS last night on the 80M CW net. Making it in were:

KV6Z...........OK.....Bill
AC0BQ........KS......Johnny
KC0PET.......MO....Rick
WN0WWY...KS.....Dale
KF0XV..........KS.....Joe

72 Terry WAØITP



Re: What are the letter codes for numbers for CW?

Rick Bennett
 

IMHO one should probably avoid the more obscure shortcuts.  N for 9 is pretty common, but I would honestly not know any of the rest of them and I am guessing a lot of other operators out there won't either.  As my fine CW teachers pointed out if we are going to be good communicators it is best to avoid abbreviations and shortcuts that most people won't recognize.  If in doubt just spell it out.

My $.02

de KC0PET, Rick



From: "Chuck Carpenter"
To: 4sqrp@..., "Phil Anderson"
Sent: Saturday, February 15, 2014 6:08:55 PM
Subject: Re: [4sqrp] What are the letter codes for numbers for CW?

 

Phil,

Look up More Code Cut Numbers.


 his power is 3TT, he means 3*10*10 or 300 watts.





Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv, Rains Co. TX



Re: What are the letter codes for numbers for CW?

Chuck Carpenter
 

Phil,

Look up More Code Cut Numbers.


 his power is 3TT, he means 3*10*10 or 300 watts.





Chuck Carpenter, W5USJ
EM22cv, Rains Co. TX


Re: FS: K2 SN 6040 With Acessories

bobby rolph
 

Hi Terry. Has the K2 sold yet/
Bobby



On Thu, Feb 13, 2014 at 7:41 PM, <wa0itp@...> wrote:
 

I thought I'd post this here first before posting on the other reflectors.
---------------------
Due to an insatiable lust for a new rig, I'm selling my very fine K2/10. Cosmetically it is 9+ on a scale of 10, and it comes with these modules and all the documentation.

KAF2 Audio Filter and Real Time Clock.
KAT2 Automatic Antenna Tuner
K160RX 160 Meter Module with Receive Antenna Switch
K102 Auxillary I/O Module for Computer Control
Serial Port Cable
KSB2 SSB Adapter
MH2 Microphone
Custom Cover

It functions exactly as designed and has been in a non smoking environment since being built by Larry Draughn, AE4LD. Larry is the owner of LnR Precision, Inc. and his building skills are excellent. Don Welhelm, W3FPR aligned the rig, and it plays perfectly.

I'm asking $800 shipped and insured in CONUS. DX pse contact me for shipping charges.

Thank you for considering.

72 Terry WAØITP



Re: grommet strips

Phil Anderson
 

Hey Mike,

That nylon edging material is cool...........nice for coils.......

unc Phil


HEY 4SQRPERS......TEN IN WIDE OPEN RIGH TNOW

Phil Anderson
 

HEY GUYS,

10-METERS IS WIDE OPEN RIGHT NOW. JUST WORKED TEN EURO
STATIONS IN A ROW FOR THE ARRL DX CONTEST..............THEY ARE
ALL BUNCHED UP BETWEEN 28002 AND 20024.......GO GET EM...

EURO STATIONS REPORT 5NN AND WATTS
US AND CANADIAN STATIONS REPORT 5NN AND STATE OR PROVINCE.

WHEE

UNC PHIL


Re: What are the letter codes for numbers for CW?

wb9dlc@...
 

Also, a lot of 100 watt stations will become 99 watt stations and send power as "NN" to shorten the exchange.

Mike - WB9DLC


Re: What are the letter codes for numbers for CW?

John Lonigro
 

Phil:

Maybe he was sloppy and missed a "dah" at the end. didadadah instead of didadadadah. That would make it 1TT or 100. One hundred Watts seems like a pretty standard value and is what I'd assume.

Just an idea, from a person who sometimes produces sloppy code.

72,

John AA0VE

On 02/15/2014 09:59 AM, Phil Anderson wrote:

Hi OMs,

Many CW stations abbreviate their power with a number or letter
followed by a T and a second T, wherein T=10. So if a station
says his power is 3TT, he means 3*10*10 or 300 watts.

However, I've heard that some ops use a letter code for that first number,
but I can't find a definition on the web? Anybody know?

For example, in the ARRL contest going on this morning, I heard
OL1C on ten meters give his report at 5NN JTT,..........so what's the J?

Dah?

Unc Phil, W0XI


Re: What are the letter codes for numbers for CW?

Johnny AC0BQ
 

Gm Phil 
The spring thaw is in the way!
I always thought a T or a long dash was short for just one zero?
Thats my 2 c worth !
72
Johnny AC0BQ


On Saturday, February 15, 2014, Phil Anderson <aldenmcduffie@...> wrote:
 

Hi OMs,

Many CW stations abbreviate their power with a number or letter
followed by a T and a second T, wherein T=10. So if a station
says his power is 3TT, he means 3*10*10 or 300 watts.

However, I've heard that some ops use a letter code for that first number,
but I can't find a definition on the web? Anybody know?

For example, in the ARRL contest going on this morning, I heard
OL1C on ten meters give his report at 5NN JTT,..........so what's the J?

Dah?

Unc Phil, W0XI



--
QRP....."more smiles per watt"


Re: What are the letter codes for numbers for CW?

w9qs@...
 


I think it's a short 1.

Mike, W9QS


----- Original Message -----
From: aldenmcduffie@...
To: 4sqrp@...
Cc: aldenmcduffie@...
Sent:Sat Feb 15 03:59:03 UTC 2014
Subject: [4sqrp] What are the letter codes for numbers for CW?


 

Hi OMs,

Many CW stations abbreviate their power with a number or letter
followed by a T and a second T, wherein T=10. So if a station
says his power is 3TT, he means 3*10*10 or 300 watts.

However, I've heard that some ops use a letter code for that first number,
but I can't find a definition on the web? Anybody know?

For example, in the ARRL contest going on this morning, I heard
OL1C on ten meters give his report at 5NN JTT,..........so what's the J?

Dah?

Unc Phil, W0XI


What are the letter codes for numbers for CW?

Phil Anderson
 

Hi OMs,

Many CW stations abbreviate their power with a number or letter
followed by a T and a second T, wherein T=10. So if a station
says his power is 3TT, he means 3*10*10 or 300 watts.

However, I've heard that some ops use a letter code for that first number,
but I can't find a definition on the web? Anybody know?

For example, in the ARRL contest going on this morning, I heard
OL1C on ten meters give his report at 5NN JTT,..........so what's the J?

Dah?

Unc Phil, W0XI


Re: grommet strips

Mike Czuhajewski
 

Somewhere I saw an article on how to make a air wound coil by using these strips on a piece of PVC......
This has been covered a few times over the years in the QRP press and elsewhere. One I know about for sure is the Fall (October) 2011 issue of the QRP Quarterly, where it was part of my column. That was based on the web page of Phil Salas, AD5X. You can find his article here:

http://www.ad5x.com/images/Articles/CoilRevB.pdf

Not sure about either of these, but I think he also wrote about this in QRPp quite some tiame ago, as well as QST. The idea has been around for quite some time. (I think one of the St. Louis QRP folks also wrote about it, maybe Dave Gauding.)

As for the grommet strips, here is some info on that from my 2011 column. (This is my commentary)--

"The grommet strips are also known as caterpillar strips, or edge trim. They are available from McMaster Carr (www.mcmaster.com), a well known industrial supply house. They have no minimum order and I've made many small orders from home. Their stock number for this particular nylon edge trim is 85085K8. It's sold in packages of 25 foot long pieces for about $12, enough to make a number of coils.

"This particular strip gives a coil of 8 turns per inch due to the spacing between the teeth. McMaster has several different versions available. KC6ZZT asked how to determine how many teeth per inch there are since the product descriptions don't give that; he was wondering if it would be possible to get one that would give him 6 turns per inch instead of 8.

"N3OX pointed out that the number of teeth per inch is not part of the specification and really isn't an important parameter, considering the use of this product. It's purpose in life is to fit over the edge of a panel or sheet of metal to provide protection against sharp edges. The important dimensions are the gap between the two rows of teeth (how thick a panel it will fit) and the length of the teeth.

"KC6ZZT later called McMaster; someone went into the warehouse and checked, and told him that all of the nylon strips of this type in the catalog are 8 teeth per inch.

"They also told him that they get them from Thomas & Betts, their part numbers GSNY-052-9-C, GSNY-085-9-C, GSNY-128-9-C, and GSNY-192-9-C. (You can find them on their web page, www.tnb.com, by entering GSNY into the search block.) Thomas & Betts sells them in packages of 100 (and McMaster by packages of 25)."

73......


grommet strips

bobby rolph
 

Somewhere I saw an article on how to make a air wound coil by using these strips on a piece of PVC. Then you remove the PVC and you have a nice round coil to use with a vertical whip. Does anyone of this article and where can I order these grommet strips?
72
Bobby


Re: Seneca Area Saturday Luncheon Gathering

Daniel Mullen
 

Dave,
  Diana and I won't be able to make it Saturday.  I have a commitment at church.  
  We are looking forward to seeing everyone next month and at Ozarkcon!
  73 Daniel KD0SZS

Sent from my iPhone

On Feb 12, 2014, at 15:55, David Bixler <qrp@...> wrote:

 

Hi folks:

The Seneca area 4SQRP luncheon gathering will be this upcoming Saturday,
February 15th. Lunch is at 11:00 at the Country Cupboard restaurant in
beautiful downtown Seneca MO.

By the way, I saw a posting that the Kansas QRP'ers are planning a lunch
meeting over in their area. That's great! No reason why there can't
be local area gatherings all over the 4SQRP territory. There's plenty of
opportunities for everybody to have some fun.

The Seneca weather forecast is looking pretty nice for Saturday! Maybe
spring is finally on the way.

73, Dave W0CH

OzarkCon is less than 2 months away.....


FS: K2 SN 6040 With Acessories

WA0ITP
 

I thought I'd post this here first before posting on the other reflectors.
---------------------
Due to an insatiable lust for a new rig, I'm selling my very fine K2/10. Cosmetically it is 9+ on a scale of 10, and it comes with these modules and all the documentation.

KAF2 Audio Filter and Real Time Clock.
KAT2 Automatic Antenna Tuner
K160RX 160 Meter Module with Receive Antenna Switch
K102 Auxillary I/O Module for Computer Control
Serial Port Cable
KSB2 SSB Adapter
MH2 Microphone
Custom Cover

It functions exactly as designed and has been in a non smoking environment since being built by Larry Draughn, AE4LD. Larry is the owner of LnR Precision, Inc. and his building skills are excellent. Don Welhelm, W3FPR aligned the rig, and it plays perfectly.

I'm asking $800 shipped and insured in CONUS. DX pse contact me for shipping charges.

Thank you for considering.

72 Terry WAØITP


Re: w0xi and kv6z had their own 8:30 net on 7122 hi

Michael McShan
 

I tried to check in, but again the Okie filter seems to have been on.

73, Mike W5RST

On Feb 13, 2014, at 8:57 AM, Phil Anderson <aldenmcduffie@...> wrote:

Heard nothing on 7122 this morning, 
so called net after ten minutes .....
and got one.......KV6Z. 

Guess we missed an announcement or 
email about it? 

Net list
Phil to Bill &
Bill to Phil

w0xi & KV6z, hi, 72.


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