Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Q is for Quick

And today's post is going to be one of the quickest you'll find during the A to Z Challenge. I'm still suffering from this miserable cold from hell. I probably should be quarantined. Nevertheless, I'm not a quitter. I'll hang in there for all of A to Z.

Anyway, the post I'd originally planned for today (Q is for QRZ?) on the subject of ham radio isn't going to happen. Maybe next year. You can check out an earlier post I wrote about the joys of being a ham in Why I Spent the Night in the Boys Locker Room.

However, I guess we could turn this Q post into a quiz. Who knows what QRZ? means in ham radio jargon, and how do you pronounce it?

18 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Pat - I am sorry to hear that you're still feeling so sick. But this is a very creative way to do "Q" :-). Hope you feel better soon!

Jan Morrison said...

Argghh - spring colds are the worst. I like quick - quick bread, quick turnaround time, quick-ies, and I like quizzes but I have no idea what those letters stand for...

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Patricia, so sorry you're still unwell.
I have no idea what those letters stand for.
Get well soon.
Yvonne.

Laura Eno said...

I've never seen QRZ before, so I'm out.
So sorry to hear how sick you are. Hope you feel better soon!

Paula Martin said...

Commiserations on the cold, hope you'll feel better soon.
And I think QRZ means 'Who's calling?"

GigglesandGuns said...

Spring colds are the worst. They seem to take up permanent residence. Get better soon.
I don't do the ham thing unless it's part of dinner.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Paula has it! QRZ? is pronounced Q-R-Zed? and is a ham radio operator response to a call from another ham when he didn't catch the caller's call sign. It's needed often during a contest when calls are frequent and close together and the competition is fierce.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Margot -- You're such a faithful visitor even when I'm off the computer for ages. Thanks so much for that.

Hi Jan -- Hmmm. Quick breads would have made a good post.

Thanks, Yvonne. This crud is getting me down. I'm giving up on my atempts to self-medicate and calling the doctor today.

Patricia Stoltey said...

Laura -- thanks for stopping by. Now that my eyes have stopped watering so much, I'm going to do my best to visit some blogs today. See you then.

Hi Mary -- LOL about the ham dinner. And thanks for the good wishes.

Ruth said...

I hope you feel better soon. Or Quick!
My cat has been sleeping right next to me at night and has my cat allergies making me feel icky.

Ann said...

Oh Patricia feel better soon! Hot toddies, a hot water bottle lay back and enjoy a classic movie or two to take you mind off the misery.
Take care.

walk2write said...

Hope you're feeling better soon. Interesting subject ham radio. I hope the hobby/interest never dies out. I've heard it can be a lifesaver in some emergency situations.

Simon Hay Soul Healer said...

Patricia, I hope you get well soon. I had a spring cold while I was in NY State. Too cold for this Aussie :)

Nf1andprek-whisper said...

Kudos.. for not quitting.... GOOD Q

Spenc said...

You worked in a lot of Q's for a quick post. Nice meeting you and your blog. Hope your feeling better soon.

Patricia Stoltey said...

All -- turned out to be bronchitis gone slightly past viral. Guess I'll be hanging out at home a few more days. Wonder if I can convince my husband to cook dinner for a whole week?

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Arlee Bird said...

You are to be commended for hanging in there in your circumstances. Get well!


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