Re: Question ?

F.R. Ashley


I'm have opposite problem. My middle name is Ray but everyone tries to call me Raymond or Raeford

73 Buddy (sometimes Ray, never Frederick)



On 7/13/2017 11:02 AM, 'Ray Clements' r.clements@... [070] wrote:

In the FCC records I am listed as Raymond. However, everyone has called me Ray for the past 50 years (well, except my mother who has been dead for the past 10 years). What irks me is when I send my name as Ray in my exchange and some operators are too lazy to log my name as Ray. Or perhaps they have no typing skills.

Some contests require a name to be recorded in the contest exchange and the QSO does not count unless the name copied is whatever was sent over the air, not what is shown in the call books. In an effort to speed up exchanges, most operators will shorten their names. For example, Constantine might shorten his name to Stan. Thus, it is best to get in the habit of logging the name operators send in their exchanges. Besides it is the friendly thing to do.

N9RWC Ray (not Raymond)

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Received: 09:41 AM CDT, 07/13/2017
From: "'F.R. Ashley' gdadx2@... [070]" <070@...>
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Subject: Re: [070] Question ?


Macros that insert your name is nothing new. But just love it when I get a 73 macro with my first name, middle initial, and last name inserted. I also have never gone by my first name, and have had the nickname of Buddy since I was a little boy.  Those who do use my real name use my middle name.  I also don't call anyone by their name until they tell me at the start of a QSO, they need to properly introduce themselves!

73 Buddy WB4M

On 7/13/2017 10:01 AM, mwbesemer@... [070] wrote:

Similar to macros that automatically populate the 'name' field from a callbook lookup.

When I first got this call, I became 'Charlie' for several years until all the websites had updated.  Now I'm 'Michael' - which I've never been called by anyone.

Personally, I won't call someone by name in a QSO until they give it to me; I don't address them at all until I get a name, lest I used the traditional 'OM' when I actually have a YL on the other end. 

'Back in the day', most of us didn't consider it a good contact unless we copied RS(T), Name, and QTH.  Unfotunately, many (most) of the old traditions are gone.  Some folks get upset if you want a 'real' QSL card from them; when I got my ticket, a QSL was considered 'the final courtesy' of a QSO and nearly everyone sent them for every contact.  Now it's pretty much LOTW or nothing. 

We've got more modes, better radios, and neater toys these days, but we're missing something really important.

Mike (not Michael, Charles, or Charlie)

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