[CQ-Contest] Can a call be too short?

Joe nss at mwt.net
Wed Feb 15 08:08:37 PST 2012

I know when we got the call we were extremely excited,  W9ET.  but I 
Know it works and it works good,  but when sending it we end up having 
to send it with some extra spaces in it,  like W9 E T   with a extra 
space after the 9 and the E otherwise we do indeed get a lot of repeat 


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On 2/15/2012 9:48 AM, John Geiger wrote:
> I am helping with some research about ideal calls in terms of DXing and contesting, and was rereading some of the old posts about ideal letters in a callsign. I wonder if some combinations can be too short for CW?  Do the single character letters like E and T tend to get lost in pileups and require repeats a lot?  Would a suffix like EET or TET be problematic?  Or does it help that they are shorter to send?
> 73s John AA5JG
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