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  • edinspect
    I am helping with the radio merit Badge offered onboard BB 62 (NJ2BB) this Sunday - 4, December. I will be in the `Shack from 0900 to 1200 hrs local time.
    Message 1 of 39 , Dec 3, 2011
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      I am helping with the radio merit Badge offered onboard BB 62 (NJ2BB) this Sunday - 4, December. I will be in the `Shack' from 0900 to 1200 hrs local time.
      After the presentation in down on the mess deck the scouts come to the shack about 1030 hrs for a visit and on air contact. We try for scout frequencies before hitting the local repeater. If anyone happens to be listening please respond. The radio community has always assisted with the QSO's.
      Thank you much, Ed-N2PV
    • mcarter
      thank you well spoke way to many things change without much thought on why they are like they are without regard to conciseness of the change Myron Carter,
      Message 39 of 39 , Mar 8
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        thank you
        well spoke
        way to many things change without much thought on why they are like they are
        without regard to conciseness of the change
        Myron Carter, KØJR
        myroncarterjr@...

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        On Sun, 3/8/15, k2gw@... [ScoutRadio] <ScoutRadio@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

        Subject: [ScoutRadio] Re: Radio Merit Badge
        To: ScoutRadio@yahoogroups.com
        Date: Sunday, March 8, 2015, 11:12 AM


         









        Just to correct some misunderstandings here,
        while Q signals are not used much on VHF or FM
        communications, and especially in VHF/UHF FM ICS based
        communications, they are still extensively used on Amateur
        HF, both on CW and in the Phone and Digital modes.

        While they had their origins
        in commercial Marine Radiotelegraph, they serve an
        additional purpose besides reducing the number of characters
        needed to be sent.  They also facilitate communications
        between persons who speak different languages.
        To prove my point, quick, how do you say
        "I acknowledge your message" in Serbo-Croatian? 
        I have no idea either, but both a Serbian Ham and I
        would both understand "QSL".

        Thus they are not going away and are included
        in Radio Merit Badge as a common amateur practice.

        73
        Gary Wilson, K2GW










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