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How to Call CQ for the FIRST Time on Ham Radio

To start a contact, the best way is to call "CQ". A CQ is a general call to get a random contact.

Before calling CQ, listen to find a clear frequency. If the frequency seems clear, ask if the frequency is in use. If nobody replies, you’re clear to call. Keep your CQ very short. If no one answers, call again. If you call CQ three or four times and don’t get a response, try another frequency.

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