[CQ-Contest] Phonetics for long call signs

Michael Clarson wv2zow at gmail.com
Tue Feb 4 14:10:16 EST 2014

John: As another member of the recycled novice call club with Dave, one
really has to get the unusual prefix out there, otherwise it gets missed,
especially on phone. All six characters, all the time. I do like Charley's
list, with justifications. I happen to use Oscar for the "O", but I give
the "O" a longer sound (sounds more like an "O" rather than an "ah" which
seems to help with native Spanish speakers. --Mike, WV2ZOW

On Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 6:06 AM, <jpescatore at aol.com> wrote:

> Dave - as someone who operated with a looong callsign for many years
> (WB2EKK), just use phonetics for your suffix and not your prefix.
> That won't change anything when someone has an SO2R auto CQ going on a
> frequency they are not actively listening to, but it will reduce the time
> it takes to get your call through and leave it to the receiving op to ask
> "Was that Whiskey *Nancy* 4?"
> > What phonetics would be the most effective and efficient for my
> unusualcall sign?Dave, WN4AFP
> 73 John K3TN
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