Links & Reflectors
How to sound like a RTTY Pro
Here are some operating tips to help you sound like a RTTY pro (this is a work in progress):
- Message buffers should have a carriage return at the beginning and a space at the end
- End your CQ or QRZ messages with the word CQ or QRZ
- Know how and when to use AFC and NET
- Separate numbers with hyphens or spaces
- RST is 599 not 5NN
- Don't use phrases like "in", "hr in", "nr", "please copy"
etc. in your exchange - keep 'em short! (Al in DE, OK?)
- Set up your buffers to make it easy to switch between running and search/pounce (without redefining keys)
- Avoid beacon and PSK frequencies
- 40 meter bandplan?
- .DTA and Friend files
- If you are CQing, send (hiscall) report (mycall) or (hiscall) report (hiscall)
- If you are answering a CQ, send report (mycall) or (hiscall) report (mycall)
- Put the word RTTY in the comment field of DX spots
- Learn how to translate "YQP" into "610"