Signal Reporting – Circuit Merit --was: Net speak - Charlie Mike Five

steve stevewa206 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 7 13:57:54 PDT 2011


That OK... I always here after a bad signal report... "Well, if you can 
here me now, here is all the detail information......  "

On 10/7/2011 1:11 PM, John Ronan wrote:
> FWIW, in  Civil Defence we use
>
> OK
> Difficult
> Unworkable
>
> Cheers
> John
> EI7IG
>
> On 7 Oct 2011, at 21:00, Black.Curt at epamail.epa.gov wrote:
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>> And while I'm on it - numerical scales are just as obfuscating and
>> should be avoided - what is wrong with :
>>
>> Your signal is Great
>> Your signal is Good
>> Your signal is Bad
>> Your signal is Hopeless
>> Nothing Heard...
>>
>> vy 73 de WR5J
>>
>> Curt in West Seattle
>>
>> ..
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> From:	Curt Black/R10/USEPA/US at EPA
>> To:	All things digital and fun<seatcp at wetnet.net>
>> Date:	10/07/2011 12:55 PM
>> Subject:	Re: Signal Reporting – Circuit Merit  --was: Net speak -
>>             Charlie Mike Five
>> Sent by:	seatcp-bounces at wetnet.net
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>>
>>
>> I completely agree - why use "Charlie Mike"  when "Circuit Merit" is 1
>> syllable longer and 1000 times more meaningful...
>>
>> Curt (the other one)
>>
>> ..
>>
>>
>>
>> From:		 "Curt, WE7U"<curt.we7u at gmail.com>
>> To:		 All things digital and fun<seatcp at wetnet.net>
>> Date:		 10/07/2011 12:27 PM
>> Subject:		 Re: Signal Reporting – Circuit Merit  --was: Net
>> speak -
>>             Charley Mike Five
>> Sent by:		 seatcp-bounces at wetnet.net
>>
>>
>>
>> On Fri, 7 Oct 2011, Black.Curt at epamail.epa.gov wrote:
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>>> Signal Reporting – Circuit Merit
>>> CM5 - Completely clear, broadcast quality. Each word is fully
>>> understood,
>>>        
>>
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>>> From:		 		  Bill Vodall<wa7nwp at gmail.com>
>>>
>>> (Hmmm - is that intention obfuscation of information
>>> on amateur channels?)
>>>        
>> No, but it goes against the NIMS plain speech recommendations.  So do
>> 10-codes, RST, and Q-signals.  Plain speech is recommended for
>> interoperability among various services.
>>
>> --
>> Curt, WE7U.        http://www.eskimo.com/~archer
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