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Offline G0BVZ

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Who is in the prestigious SOC?
« on: January 16, 2014, 19:06:21 UTC »
 You must have heard of the prestigious Second Class Operator's Club , surely?

Website:   http://www.qsl.net/soc/

Slogan "Competence is tolerated but not encouraged."

Not an easy club to join & difficult to leave. I'm SOC #1055  ;D

Vic /off to winch the barnacles...

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Re: Who is in the prestigious SOC?
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2014, 19:30:10 UTC »
Is it like a friends club? I know it is hard to join FOC, but this looks even more obscure, hahaha!!!  ;)
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Re: Who is in the prestigious SOC?
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2014, 20:14:12 UTC »
I'm not one of them, but there are some excellent ops in SOC.  For instance KU7Y, who loves contesting and who was once Editor of QRP Quarterly: great man, great op, great sense of humour.

SOC is a mixture of QRO and QRP.   If you go to the web site, look at the trash page (pink button at bottom of home page):  you may like the Q codes there (some really break me up!!) and the other humour below that.  (By the way, did you notice the "Number of Visitors" on the home page is broken?  That's a design feature.)

Main messages of the club are (1) A sense of humour is vital in life (2) It is a big mistake to take oneself too seriously. (Ain't that the truth!!!    ;D)

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Re: Who is in the prestigious SOC?
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2014, 20:28:55 UTC »
So from what I understand it is the opposite of the FOC, who take themselves VERY seriously... Sound like a fun club!  ;D
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Re: Who is in the prestigious SOC?
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2014, 21:04:10 UTC »
The missing Q signals  ;D

Some Q signals have never made it to the ARRL's official list. Here are
some that may agree would be useful in appropriate sityations. As with
regular !Q signals, each can be a statement or a question, depending on
whether a question mark follows it.

          QLF     I am sending with my left foot.
          QLF?    Are you sending with your left foot?
          QRC     Warning, rag chewer on frequency.
          QRC?    Are you a rag chewer?
          QOK     Your last transmission was Okie Dokie.
          QOK?    Was my last transmission OK?
          QFH     This frequency is MINE! - go elsewhere.
          QFH?    Is this frequency hogged?
          QBS     It's getting deep in here.
          QBS?    Did I tell you about the one that got away?
          QZZ     I fell asleep at the mike.
          QZZ?    Is that a 60Hz hum, or are you snoring?
          QBA     My antenna is BIG!
          QBA?    How big is your antenna?
          QHI     I am jumping in quick to say hi, then going QRT.
          QHI?    Are you leaving after only one transmission?
          QBO     Don't sit next to that gyu in the meeting.
          QBO?    Buddy, can you spare some soap?
          QNO     I am sending through a non-standard orifice.
          QNO?    Are you sending through a non-standard orifice?
          QCW     I am going to whistle Morse Code on FM (or SSB)
          QCW?    Why are you whistling Morse?
          QET     Phone home.
          QET?    Has anyone called me from another planet?
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Re: Who is in the prestigious SOC?
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2014, 21:08:54 UTC »
QLF  ;)

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