Questions tagged [jargon]

Questions about acronyms, words, phrases, or other terminology specific to amateur radio.

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What is a shallow/deep QSB?

Probably all amateurs recognize QSB as the q-code to represent 'fading'. I recently encountered the terms Shallow QSB Deep QSB A quick google search failed to yield fruit; What do the above terms ...
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What is Jamboree on the Air (JOTA)?

What does this term mean? I'm not good with radio terms at all, but I was especially curious about this one...
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What does TX/RX Exchange refer to?

I am using the Aether logging software and it has two fields I do not understand: TX Exchange and RX Exchange. I know TX and RX refer to transmit and receive, but I'm not sure what to populate in ...
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What do the three-letter modulation codes (emission designators) stand for?

I've seen these weird three-letter modulation codes like J3E, A3F, A1A, F3E and so on. Someone even wrote 2K40J3E or 12K5F3E. What do these codes stand for?

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