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

Milt -- N5IA n5ia at zia-connection.com
Thu Feb 16 08:19:26 PST 2012

The Eastern AZ Amateur Radio Society, Inc. (EAARS) has been issued the club 
call sign K7EAR.  This call sign flows VERY well on CW, especially the 
rhythmic suffix.  Short and snappy.

Dah-di-dah, dah-dah-di-di-dit, dit, di-dah, di-dah-dit.

de Milt, N5IA, another one selected for short baud count.

My Novice and subsequent call sign suffix was FPO, the Fleet Post Office. 
Lots of old Salts of the day told me they would "kill" to have that suffix. 
Well, it has been vacant for nearly 40 years, so I suppose it isn't that 
much in demand.  It was LOOOOONG on CW and was misunderstood on 'phone much 
of the time when used without phonetics.


-----Original Message----- 
From: Ktfrog007 at aol.com
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2012 7:11 AM
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Can a call be too short?

One of the best calls I've heard with good rhythm also has a lot of  dits,
but still flows nicely and is easy to copy: K3EST

Kermit, AB1J

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