First it was “for ID”

now a popular ignorant trend is to announce your call, then announce the 10 minute after the hour segment it is.

Example AW2WWW on the fifty.

Meaning I’m AW2WWW and it’s 50 minutes after the hour.

Not only does this sound stupid, it serves no useful purpose.

How about we just go all the way and say…. AW2WWW for ID on the fifty.