[CQ-Contest] Can a call be too short?
mda at ab1od.org
Thu Feb 16 05:04:55 PST 2012
B&D adjacent to one another is probably OK. However I am frequently mistaken for AB1OB and AD1OD (as well as WB1OD and KB1OD).
Michael Adams (AB1OD) | Poquonock, CT (FN31pw) | mda at ab1od.org
On Feb 15, 2012, at 11:23 PM, Joe <nss at mwt.net> wrote:
> Actually, B & D I have never ever have had a problem with. I get far
> fewer repeat requests when I'm using my call WB9SBD than when using the
> club call W9ET.
> Joe WB9SBD
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> On 2/15/2012 6:06 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:
>>> 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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