[CQ-Contest] VK 4-letter suffixes

Tom Haavisto kamham69 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 3 19:10:59 PDT 2009

Hi Eddie

Thanks for pointing this out.  I worked one VK with a four letter suffix in
the WPX, and it was a bit confusing as it was unexpected.  In most cases, a
four letter suffix is rare, and this is probably what throws people.  Your
posting will certainly help make folks aware of this issue (thanks!).  At
the same time, what your son needs to do is build call recognition.  The
best way to do that?  Keep his call in MY headphones!

Tom - VE3CX

> From: "Edward Deyoung" <vk4an at activ8.net.au>
> To: <jjreisert at alum.mit.edu>
> Subject: VK 4-letter suffixes
> Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2009 21:37:16 +1000
> There is still much reluctance and confusion amongst contesters regarding
> VK
> 4-letter suffix calls... especially in CW contests!  My son is probably the
> ONLY VK with a 4-letter suffix that operates on CW, and is VERY frustrated
> when contesters keep asking if his call is 2-letters or 3-letters... and
> one
> even accused him of being 'a commercial station' and refused to work him!

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