Another (CW) tip for the people who have calls that dont flow
as smooth as they want;
Send your c/s at different speeds and find out what speed(s)
(+/- a couple of WPM) where you have a minimum of repeats
required from the other stn.
With my call (K1RC) my best range is about 28-35wpm.
Anything faster and it sounds more like K1AC or K1RK etc,
especially well into a test where everyone is getting tired.
On SSB, K1 "Rubber Chicken" phonetics usually work in a pinch..
With my old call (K1CGJ) any speed over about 25 was a bear,
but 28-30 worked best. On SSB - YUK! Guess thats why I've
stayed on CW all those years..
Now my son Jon has that call to contend with... Heh Heh
On Thu, 16 May 2002 01:31:53 +0100 "utahfolk" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Well with the "dit dit dit" series of egrams on the reflector
> I will offer my comments after having callsigns ending
> in HS and KK ... for too many decades ....
> Studying the issue I concluded that the best callsign
> would be the shortest one that did not end in either
> a letter with all dits, a letter with ending in double dits or
> a single dah. That eliminates E I S H D L Z and T as
> the final letter of a CW callsign ...
> Shortest is a relative term ... the prefix is often chosen
> first and the number of the prefix is probably the
> most constant choice by a given hamateur. So,
> shortest is then applied to what part of the call is
> left over ....
> A PERFECT or SMOOTH call is one in which the ending element of
> one letter is the opposite of the beginning element of
> the next letter. Such calls FLOW very smoothly for the
> most part and are quite easy to copy .and send. ...
> Thus the smooth prefixes are ...
> W 1 2 3 4 5
> N 6 7 8 9 0
> K 1 2 3 4 5
> xA 1 2 3 4 5
> xB 6 7 8 9 0
> ... and so forth.
> Some of the perfect/smooth calls are ....
> (BTW, the best phoneynetic letters are R and O,
> they don't require phonetics !)
> etc etc
> etc etc
> etc etc
> You want a SMOOTH / PERFECT
> callsign if you can get it .....
> ... just a comment folks ....
> ... de Dave xW0MHS K0AKK
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