>In the same manner, the way to get an advantage in a prefix contest is to
>acquire or borrow a call with a rare prefix. We all have to make choices.
>Almost any contester determined to get a rare prefix for the WPX contest
>can do so by applying for a rare-prefix 2x1 as a vanity call. Actually, of
>course, far more contesters have used the vanity call program to abandon
>2x1's in favor of 1x2's than the other way around. Many of them gave up an
>advantage in WPX in the process... but that's the choice they made. We all
>have to order our priorities on a continuing basis, and contesting is no
>exception. It's an imperfect world, and we all make choices every day that
>work to the advantage of some things, and to the disadvantage of
Just as a data point - I have set/helped set records in
the WPX contest (including the all time prefix record one year)
using the callsign N5AU. I think it is safe to say that it is
being loud and knowing what you are doing is worth more than
a "rare" prefix.
George Fremin III
Austin, Texas C.K.U. "I'm on a mexican radio"
K5TR - Wall of Voodoo
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