8P9GU

My guest call sign for Barbados. 8P = Country code Barbados
8P6 - native hams / 8P9 - foreign guest licences

Beam

Beam antenna with several elements

Big Gun

Stations with high power and big antennas

C6AKA
C6A/DL7VOG

From the Ministry of Post and Telecommunication of The Bahamas issued guest call sign. C6A = Country code for The Bahamas, comparable to the national markings on planes

CQ

“Seek you”: Common call / To all stations

CQWW

From the American Amateur Radio Magazin “CQ” advertised important worldwide contest, a kind of inofficial world championship

DX

Traffic between stations over long distances/to other continents

DXpedition

Ham radio expedition, usually to rare countries/islands

Eyeball QSO

Personal meeting

HF6V / HF9VX

Vertical antenna designed by Butternut for 6 or 9 ham bands

IC-751A / IC-706

Short wave transceiver by Icom

IOTA

“Islands On The Air” - English award programm - work as many islands as possible

J38GU

My ham call sign in Grenada

J79GU

My ham call sign in Dominica

J87GU

My ham call sign in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

OM

Old Man - friend, ham

Pileup

Big amount of calling stations

PY7ZZ

Brazilian call sign

QRV

On the air

QSO

Traffic between two or more stations

QTH

Location of the ham radio station

RTTY

Radio teletype, a digital mode

Sked

Schedule

S-Meter

Meter for signal strengths of received stations

SSB

Single Side Band - Voice

SV9

Ham radio call sign prefix for Crete Island

Transceiver

Artificial word for Transmitter + Receiver

TS-440

Shortwave transceiver by Kenwood

WAE / WAEDC

Worked All Europe DX Contest provided by the German Amateur Radio Club DARC

WPX-Contest

Contest provided by the American Ham Radio Magazine “CQ”

XYL

Ex Yound Lady - married wife

YL

Young Lady - girl friend