A portion of CW QSO is comprised of a series of formulae which have been formed for the whole history of CW communication. Some of them are regulated by our law such as how to call another station etc. These formulae may seem overregulated or simply too abundant to some CW operators now. They are going to neglect certain formulae in CW QSO.
One of the examples is omitting sending the callsigns of own and the other's;IDs in the end of transmission. I have mentioned of this recent trend of operation in this blog before. I would consider what it means in this article.
They finish their messages abruptly with a word "BK". It always surprises me and makes me hurried somehow. It sounds like being compelled to hurry up. Actually, those guys seem to want to go away sooner. I always tell them that he/she seems to rush somewhere so I won't keep him/her any longer. In a minute, we go on into the end of the QSO as the guy wants.
This omission of formulae may simply mean they would cut the time of a QSO portion which seems unnecessary to them. But lessons of QSOs with those people tell me a bit more. They won't exchange other than reports/QTH/handles. Exchanging these informations is good enough for them. Finishing transmission with "BK" always means they won't go on to exuberant possibilities of further steps of a QSO. They may be concerned about getting a QSL only or recording a QSO data in his log.
This could be a way of enjoyment in ham radio, I should admit. But I am not for this way of omission in operation. It could lessen the possibility of communication. Meeting a guy through ham radio is not an ordinary routine in the world at all. A rare and valuable thing in our lives.We should take such a chance of meeting a person in that way. I would like to ask those neglecting the operation formula "So what after getting a card or a QSO record?"
Further, omitting sending IDs in the end of transmission prevents us preparing for answering to him/her in our turn. For a few seconds spent for sending IDs, we could compile in our brain the data or the informations we give to the other in the next transmission. And, of course, sending IDs could help the audience to know who we are. There could be a number of audience for a particular QSO all around the world in radio communication on HF bands. Omitting sending IDs could discourage them very much.
In the history, formulae in culture have been sometimes neglected or even denied by some people, mostly, young and not experienced. But there could be reasons why such formulae exist. CW communication is not an exception in this regard.