Should I change my Call?? CW DX only pse

Discussion in 'The DX Zone' started by VK2ICJ, Jul 1, 2019.

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  1. VK2ICJ

    VK2ICJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Gday all

    De VK2ICJ, I do CW exclusively. Very rarely do 2x2 calls get issued in NSW Australia. But there is a ballot to be drawn at the end of the month for those that put in for a 2x2 call. Currently I don't have an issue with my call per say and I just ordered 1000 more QSL cards which look great by the way. TNX UX5UO
    That said stickers work wonders. There is only 4 available in NSW for the ballot VK2OU VK2WS VK2HD VK2YG. If I go for it I can only pick one to enter the ballot. Then pay and if I'm lucky get a new call.
    I think HD and YG are not so good, at least when sending them here. OU is easy and seems fast as does WS (maybe faster) but WS ends in a di and I was of the belief that a dah is better to end on for DX chasing. Looking for advice from Old Timer CW ops on what you think for chasing DX is a good call even if it means sticking with what I have. I don't have any other options than what is listed and then it's still a ballot between however many other want the same call.

    Call Sign Weight
    VK2HD 62
    VK2WS 62
    VK2OU 66
    VK2YG 70
    VK2ICJ 78

    tnx es 73 de vk2icj ..
  2. K1VSK

    K1VSK Ham Member QRZ Page

    I’ve been operating CW exclusively for 50years and as such, I don’t think it makes much difference which you choose. The “S” has never been problematic in my experience. Having said that, I’d try for the ‘OU’ suffix which seems to ‘roll’ better.
  3. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    As a long-time CW op I'd go with 'OU' personally. I like the sound of it in CW better than the others.

    W7UUU (also picked for it's sound in Morse)
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  4. AJ4GQ

    AJ4GQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I like 'OU'. Am I hearing an echo?
  5. K7TRF

    K7TRF Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Make that three for VK2OU, it sounds better in CW to me.
  6. VK2ICJ

    VK2ICJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ok I entered the ballot for OU and paid my $60 I'll let you know how I go

    73 de vk2icj . .
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  7. VK2ICJ

    VK2ICJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Well all I'm still vk2icj I was not successful in the ballot. I never win these things hi hi.
    Gosh well keep an ear open for VK2ICJ as the bands warm up.
    Tnx for all your comments

  8. NN4RH

    NN4RH Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Try to get VK2UUU if it's available. Then maybe the DX will mistake you for Dave.
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  9. KB2FCV

    KB2FCV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Another vote for OU.. it sounds the best to me out of all of them
  10. VK2ICJ

    VK2ICJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    The ballot was run already and I was not chosen so I cannot change my call. Different here in Oz.. We have to have the prefix VK and the number relates to the state we live in and only a very liimited number of 2 leter calls. 4 were on a ballot system this time and one could only choose 1 of the available calls to enter the ballot on. No vanity system like the US

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