A Cheat Sheet
You might find it helpful to use a cheat sheet that you can refer to when your mind suddenly goes blank. So here it is. Just fill in the blanks and replace NY4G with YOUR CALL and the other station’s call sign in the ______________.
Is this frequency in use?
QRL? (then LISTEN)
CQ CQ CQ DE NY4G NY4G K
Answering another station’s CQ with Signal Report
___________ DE NY4G NY4G UR RST (599 or 579 etc.) AR KN
After another station answer’s your CQ
__________ DE NY4G NY4G GM (GA, GE, GN) TNX CALL UR 559 (or 579, 549, etc) 559 QTH TRAVELERS REST, SC NAME ARIEL ARIEL HW? AR _____ DE NY4G KN
To end the QSO
____________ DE NY4G NY4G R _____________________________________________, OK TNX NICE QSO HPE CU AGN 73 GM SK _____________ DE NY4G K
If the other station initiates ending the QSO
____________DE NY4G R OK TNX NICE QSO HPE CUL VY 73 SK _________DE NY4G CL