DX input on "GOOD CALLSIGNS" ???

Billy W. Cox aa4nu at ix.netcom.com
Tue Sep 3 18:04:57 EDT 1996

Since most of the outside the USA stations have been quietly
reading thru the latest "US fad" (vanity calls) ... :)

Wonder what outside the US find as good/bad letter combinations ?

As a one nation we (USA) have our share of accents/etc that
have got to make it difficult at times. I'm from the Mid-South
(Hiyall vs Hi vs Hello) and certainly pronouce things just 'abit'
different that the same letters might be spoken in other areas ...

On SSB it might make more of difference than CW, tho certain CW
combos can slurrrr and change K4AEB to K4RB ... watch for those ...

So, what say outside the USA as to what YOU find clearest to copy ?
    what is "better" 1x2, 2x1, 3x1, etc combinations ?

73 Bill AA4NU 

 " To change or not to change, Ah, that is NOW the question!"

aa4nu at ix.netcom.com

>From k9bg at mc.net (Jerry Brunning)  Wed Sep  4 04:46:05 1996
From: k9bg at mc.net (Jerry Brunning) (Jerry Brunning)
Date: Tue, 03 Sep 1996 20:46:05 -0700
Subject: contest calls
References: <199609031258.HAA23997 at mixcom.mixcom.com>
Message-ID: <322CFB7D.1267 at mc.net>

Gary Sutcliffe wrote:
> >Subject: Re: contest calls
> >
> >On Fri, 30 Aug 1996, Bill Coleman wrote: 
 snip - 
> "X" is a problem because there is only one good phonetic - X-RAY.  X-RAY
> sometimes gets confused with ECHO.  When that happens you can't try a
> different phonetic.


Applesauce and balderdash!  What's wrong with xanthochroid, xenophobia or 
xeroradiograph?  Too polysyllabic you say?  Then try xyst, xylic or 
xylose!  Or maybe even "x-rated"!  Why, the opportunities that exist 
boggle the mind!

Jerry, K9BG 
> Gary Sutcliffe,  W9XT          Unified Microsystems
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