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

Dick Flanagan dick at k7vc.com
Wed Feb 15 18:35:11 PST 2012

My first call sign was WV6TEI

I was not thrilled.


Dick Flanagan K7VC
dick at k7vc.com

On 2/15/2012 4:06 PM, David Gilbert wrote:
> When I first got my callsign over 35 years ago I expected that to be the
> case, but in practice I have never found that to be a problem.  If the
> station on the other end only gets part of my callsign, he almost
> invariably (well over 90% of the time) comes back with "7E?"  I suspect
> it might be a bigger problem with multiple dits, as with B or G, but
> that gets into the same recognition problem that people have
> distinguishing B from D or S from H.
> Also keep in mind that short letters like E and I slip through cracks in
> the QRM much better.
> Dave   AB7E
> On 2/15/2012 9:44 AM, Mike Ritz, W7VO wrote:
>> John;
>> 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".
>> Mike, W7VO
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