[UK-CONTEST] Deliberately Corrupting call signs

David Ferrington, M0XDF M0XDF at Alphadene.co.uk
Tue Apr 6 01:27:35 PDT 2010

I don't wish this response to be confrontational or offensive.

I would think the problem with calling with just M3CW was that a UK op thought this was an English M3 calling and they had missed the end of the callsign - being Foundation licensees with just 10w and if this was a CW contact (was it?) the op would wish to encourage them by responding quickly. To then find it wasn't a Foundation license was probably a cause of frustration.

Art, I guess your intent was to convey the location of you as an SP as being in England, but unfortunately, you choose a format that is valid (all be it short) within the UK, I would suggest either just CW or M/SP would have been a better choice. Especially since M/SP raises interest in a Polish op who is working in UK. 
73 de M0XDF

On 6 Apr 2010, at 04:44, Artur Topczewski wrote:

> Hello All,
> the note from Gordon G3MZV was addressed to myself really. /In fact why here on reflector?/.
> People have more serious problems to solve than waste time on this matter Gordon.
> I am not going to apologize for calling in the pile-ups with M3CW shorten call-sign and when beeing answered updating it to M/SP3CW...
> I am sure using M3CW for calling only I avoided causing QRMs to the others,... because how awkward it would be for you and me if a SP station with a weak signal was trying to send you the RST and only one thing you could hear was M/SP3CW with 599 + 30?
> I did not make a new call sign up, also did not call as VP9/SP3CW to make my call-sign more attractive.
> It is common practice to make own call-signs shorter and not disturb orthers as it was my aim...
> Bit of logic Gordon, please..., hope we're sorted.

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