All these requirements were fulfilled by a lady radio operator on a ship to a shipping firm in Flensburg, and it must have been the beginning of Christmas time in 1980. I was at that time working with Norddeich Radio and knew full well that she was a "YL," (young lady) as I had often worked her on radiotelephone. At that time it was unusual to find female radio operators at sea.
She had approximately 20 telegrams to transmit to Norddeich Radio . After reception and confirmation of the first telegram, I sent, "PSE QSG MIT KLEINER PAUSE," (Please send telegrams in line with a small pause between end and beginning.) She ignored that, and waited for QSL (confirmation) after the next telegram. OK, now I gave the Q-signal some stress.
"QRV PSE Q S G" That
brought also nothing, so I gave the Q-signal twice. QSG Q S G
Now I gave a long sending pause, hoping that perhaps she would check the "Handbook for Radio Operators" and clarify the meaning of QSG. Following, she began transmission of telegram Nr. 4. Relaxing, I leaned back in my chair, now everything seemed clear. At the end of her transmission she again paused, waiting for confirmation.
I sent: "Please send telegrams
in line, one after the other." After a short pause came the answer:
"Yes, I already transmit telegrams stretched out one after the other."
I cannot follow this (female ?) logic. The traffic again went on