snip from lengthy thread......
and just listened to the two-letter calls
being thrown at me. I've learned to ignore them. I refuse to
answer them. Their use of the two letters tell me they don't
think I have the ability to copy a complete callsign. They are
also telling me that they don't have the sense to realize that I
CAN copy a complete callsign even when faced with my performance
of working station after station who called with full calls. Two
letter users deserve to not be worked.
A M E N!!!!
And the 2X3 handicap doesn't fly either.....I dont always get the full call
in the size pileups we run at V2 and quite often I come back to what I hear
as long as I think I've heard a station using a full call. If all the 1X2's,
2X1's and 2X2's call together the guy with the 2X3 will STILL be
transmitting while the others have unkeyed. It worked for me when I had a
longer call! I totally agree with Dale.....Noone who conducts a pileup
should respond to ANY partial call. We NEVER do it at V2. Most of us are
barely adequate typist and if I take a partial call it only makes the QSO
longer as I have to back up to the beginning of the line and fill in
whatever blanks that need to be filled.
The way I look at it is if you give me a partial call there is a 100% chance
I won't get the full call. If you give me a full call the odds stack heavily
in the opposite direction.
I found it amusing how many europeans would give a partial call hoping I
would come back to the loudest station so perhaps they could sneak in a non
USA/VE QSO during the ARRL DX test. NOT!
73 de Doug W3CF // V26DX // 10m OP at V26B for ARRL Phone
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