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Why 1x2 or 2x1 ?

Discussion in 'Survey Center' started by NN4RH, Oct 3, 2018.

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Why do you want a 1x2 or 2x1 vanity callsign ?

  1. Old hams will respect me if I have a short callsign

  2. New hams will respect me if I have a short callsign

  3. It will give me an advantage in a DX pileup

  4. I can't remember any callsign longer than four characters

  5. Other (Explain in reply)

  6. I have no interest in having a 1x2 or 2x1 callsign

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  1. NN4RH

    NN4RH Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Why do you want a 1x2 or 2x1 callsign?
     
  2. N2EY

    N2EY Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    It is an advantage in contests and pileups
     
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  3. K3XR

    K3XR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Since when do you owe anyone an explanation for why you have or want any call sign.
     
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  4. WA7PRC

    WA7PRC Ham Member QRZ Page

    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.
     
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  5. NE1U

    NE1U Ham Member QRZ Page

    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:rolleyes:

    Wkhile doing so, lets go for broke (what ever that means) ... but at least go short.
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2018
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  6. WB7OXP

    WB7OXP Ham Member Volunteer DX Helper QRZ Page

    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
     
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2018
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  7. AG5CK

    AG5CK Ham Member QRZ Page

    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
     
  8. KQ0J

    KQ0J XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    " 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....
     
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  9. W7UUU

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

    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"

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  10. AD5HR

    AD5HR Ham Member QRZ Page

    Unless it was to commemorate a relative, or elmer,
    who would want an SK's call.
    Seems morbid to me.
    Jon
     

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