[CQ-Contest] The battle of the callsigns

Richard DiDonna NN3W NN3W at prodigy.net
Mon Jan 24 12:01:27 EST 2005

As an experienced contester, I'm really annoyed by 1x1 
callsigns...  Totally confusing.

Rich NN3W

--- Original Message ---
From: "dennis o'connor" <k8do at mailblocks.com>
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject: [CQ-Contest] The battle of the callsigns

>So anyone with a 2x3 call might as well take up stamp 
collecting, eh... 
>OTOH, not is all as it seems...
>Over the years I have been working on recruiting new 
contestors into 
>the hobby... I have watched as I let them use my 
station on their own, 
>and wade into a contest scrum, with all of the noise, 
confusion, and 
>fear...  One thing that has struck me over the years 
is that for the 
>low experience contestor - that is first contest on 
his own or only 
>casual operating in the past - is that these supposed 
advantage calls 
>1x1, etc. totally throw the low experience 
contestor...  They hesitate 
>because they 'know' they are missing part of the 
call...  I have 
>watched as they listen to the 1x1 at 35 wpm, or HC8N 
at 45 wpm for 

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