Keith, G6NHU: What constitutes a QSO?

Posted on April 24, 2011 by

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When you’re speaking to someone, a QSO is very easy to define.  Generally an exchange of callsigns and signal reports is the accepted minimum required to complete a contact although I notice that signal reports aren’t even mentioned on the ARRLs Logbook of The World.   During HF contests the signal report is always a 5-9 no matter how strong the other station is.  I always thought this was a bit strange before I operated HF but I understand that it’s the normal practise and I don’t have a problem with it.

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