Discussion in 'Survey Center' started by NN4RH, Oct 3, 2018.
Why do you want a 1x2 or 2x1 callsign?
It is an advantage in contests and pileups
Since when do you owe anyone an explanation for why you have or want any call sign.
My experience is the opposite. When all the shorter callsigns are finished, the last one or two characters of the 1x3, 2x2, and 2x3 callsigns emerge from the din. MANY times after calling, the object station sends/says, "... the station with the callsign ending in R (or RC), again?". During the recent WA QSO Party (aka 'Salmon Run'), I was the object station. I often heard only the last one or two characters of longer callsigns. The shorter callsigns were buried in the QRM din.
I once considered changing to a shorter callsign, until I realized it was a DISadvantage.
I had a 9 call and had moved to region 1. I have the retro belief that call signs still ought to represent the region they are in. This might be tested once again with a move to NY
Wkhile doing so, lets go for broke (what ever that means) ... but at least go short.
my call SINGS in cw, i will give up my call when they pry it from my cold dead fingers. although i have donkeys, wb7a$$ is tempting
I voted other. A 1x2 is desirable to me because there are fewer of them available. I changed my call when I upgraded to extra because I wanted something shorter and I didn't really like the idea of a vanity call. I don't think I'll change again even to get a 1x2 or 2x1
" When all the shorter callsigns are finished, the last one or two characters of the 1x3, 2x2, and 2x3 callsigns emerge from the din."
Nope, I can say mine twice and be first and last....
I get to say "United United United" in pileups.... works great!!! On SSB or CW "U U U"
Very often I hear "The United station only" or "U? U?"
No desire whatsoever for a 1x2 or 2x1
But I totally respect those who got them issued by the FCC "brand new and shiny"
Unless it was to commemorate a relative, or elmer,
who would want an SK's call.
Seems morbid to me.