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MsTweeted

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acronyms and abbreviations
« on: February 04, 2012, 01:47:13 PM »
it gets kind of confusing and a bit frustrating reading some of these
posts when i am so new to all this Ham. was just wondering if there
is a way to post all the terms in one easy accessible place so us
beginners will know what the more advanced people are talking
about.

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Re: acronyms and abbreviations
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2012, 01:49:11 PM »
thats a good point.. Which post did you read with all the acronyms.. Just so we have a starting point?
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Re: acronyms and abbreviations
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2012, 02:00:08 PM »
Re: Unique or fun doin's on a HAM, you replied with a few and explained
somewhat, but what is APRS? QSL?   a little more detail on some of the terms
would be greatly appreciated.

Baylee
« Last Edit: February 04, 2012, 02:02:17 PM by MsTweeted »

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Re: acronyms and abbreviations
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2012, 02:24:43 PM »
Very good point, Ms Tweeted.  I try to always write out the item the first time I use it and put the abbreviation in parentheses with it.  There are lots of acronyms.  Just wait until you start seeing folks writing about the Q signals.  They're similar to the 10 code used in law enforcement.  For example, QTH means your location.  QRP means low power transmitter.  Oh, and BTW, XMTR is the abbreviation for transmitter!   :o

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Re: acronyms and abbreviations
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2012, 03:01:22 PM »
Good point MsTweeted. I was confused too.

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Re: acronyms and abbreviations
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2012, 03:27:00 PM »
Ms Tweeted, http://ac6v.com/Qsignals.htm , a list of q signals
http://www.ac6v.com/jargon.htm , a list of acronyms
« Last Edit: February 04, 2012, 03:29:59 PM by ToeJam »

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Re: acronyms and abbreviations
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2012, 03:28:36 PM »
here are some more http://www.dxing.com/radterms.htm

I will post more when i get a chance.  We may put this under a separate forum section.
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