[CQ-Contest] Can a call be too short?
Mike Ritz, W7VO
w7vo at comcast.net
Wed Feb 15 08:44:50 PST 2012
The one thing I have heard is that you generally do not want a call that ends in a dit, such as the letters B, I, S, H, E, G, etc. That dit often gets "lost in translation".
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From: "Joe" <nss at mwt.net>
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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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