[CQ-Contest] Best A prefixes

Bill Turner dezrat at copper.net
Tue May 8 10:24:19 EDT 2007


On Mon, 7 May 2007 15:54:49 -0700 (PDT), John Geiger <n5ten at yahoo.com>

>In terms of ease of sending and being copied (on CW)
>and overall ease of being understood correctly, what
>have people found to be the best "A" prefixes (like
>AA, AB, AF, etc)?  Any ideas which are best for
>contesting and DXing?
>73s John W5TD

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Speaking as one who is not the greatest CW copier, the easy ones for
me are either short such as AE, or which repeat such as AA. Avoid the
letter B - in QRM/QRN it's too easy to mistake for a 6.

When I lived in 7-land, my call was W7TI, a very good one for CW, IMO.
When I moved to 6-land, my initials were available so I went with that
but I did give up a lot of CW readability. Can't have it all. :-)

Bill W6WRT

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