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1 Technician License Course Chapter 4 Communicating with other hams Making Contact

2 The Typical Telephone Conversation Greeting Identify who is participating Exchange information, generally taking turns Salutations End the conversation

3 The Typical Ham Contact (QSO) Greeting Identify who is participating Exchange information, generally taking turns Salutations End the conversation

4 CW Contact CQ CQ CQ DE WA0TGH WA0TGH WA0TGH K WA0TGH DE K8OCL KN RRR K8OCL DE WA0TGH UR RST 599, QTH Plano TX, Name Wayne BK RRR FB Wayne UR RST Also 599, QTH Richardson TX, Name John BK Further exchanges take place with station ID every 10 minutes FB John, I need to QRT, the XYL is calling, 73 DE WA0TGH SK R CUL ES 73 DE K8OCL SK

5 Phone Contact CQ CQ CQ from WA0TGH whiskey alpha zero tango golf hotel WA0TGH standing by WA0TGH this is K8OCL kilo eight Oscar Charlie Lima back to you roger K8OCL your sigs are 59, QTH is Plano Texas and the handle is Wayne go Fine business Wayne UR sigs are also 59, my QTH is Richardson Texas and the Name here is John over Further exchanges take place with station ID every 10 minutes John, I need to QRT, the XYL is calling, 73s from WA0TGH clear on your final Roger and see you later, 73s from K8OCL clear

6 Radio Manners Speak clearly and distinctly Giant party line-topics accordingly Shared use of frequencies

7 Radio Manners Signal Reports Power level Location RST –Readability (1-5) –Strength (1-9) –Tone (CW only 1-9) –Your RST is 58

8 Radio Manners Ham radio is self-regulated –ARRL Official Observers Logging QSLs –Awards Program

9 Band Plans A band plan is a way of organizing the use of radio frequencies –BAND PLANS ARE - Informal – gentleman's agreement –Formal and legal plan FCC Allocates Amateur Frequencies FCC Expects Compliance to the Band Plans FCC Will get involved if there is interference

10 Operating Dos and Donts Use of CQ versus monitoring –Always listen first!!!!! Use of phonetics Taking turns and breaking-in –Break-in bus saying your callsign Station identification –Every 10 minutes and at the end of the QSO Using repeaters –Big party line (breakfast club) on the way to and from work –Nets Using simplex –Road trips –Local Special events

11 Repeater/Digital/Internet Echolink –Use internet to communicate with radios IRLP –Radio to Internet – Internet to radio WinLink – Servers, Interface to various digital modes to send/receive to remote regions D-Star –Digital Voice

12 Review Questions T3B07, T3C05 through 10, T6C10 and 11, T7A09 T3B01, 02, and 03 T3A01 through 04, 08, and 10, T5C01, 04, 09 through 14, T5d12, T6B01 through 11, T6C08 and 09

13 Next Time Emergency Communication Read 4-20 through 4-28


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