Interrupting a QSO to make a Call

If you need to make a Directed Call to another amateur but there is already another QSO going on, break into the conversation during the courtesy tone interval by saying "Call please, N3XYZ". One of the stations will allow you to make your call. If the station you are calling returns your call, you should quickly pass traffic to them and relinquish the frequency to the stations that were already in QSO. Please don't get into a full QSO in the middle of someone else's conversation. If you need to speak with the party you called for a significant length of time (say, more than 15 seconds), ask them to either wait until the current QSO has cleared, or ask them to move to another repeater or simplex channel to continue the conversation.

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Posted on MAY 01, 2015