Why 1x2 or 2x1 ?

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


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. WA7PRC

    WA7PRC Ham Member QRZ Page

    ...and/or length of callsign. :)
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  2. W5LZ

    W5LZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Had a "WN" novice call, tried for the call without that "N", and my present call was my 2nd choice on that application (a 1x2 - W5LZ). The call sign I wanted still hasn't been issued. No idea why I couldn't get it...
  3. W7UUU

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

    I love my club call for the Nostalgic Novice Network club: KN7NNN

    It's about as far from a 1x2 as you can get :)

  4. KB2FCV

    KB2FCV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yep, that does happen on occasion! I'll hear the DX send CV or FCV. I send my full call and they come back :)
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  5. KD5RJZ

    KD5RJZ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Years ago, I had always intended to get a better, shorter calling if and when I upgraded to extra. 20 years ago it seemed like there was a stigma with a kx#xxx callsign associated with a no-code tech license.

    When I did upgrade years later I decided to keep it. I already had my callsign programmed in half a dozen radios, a dozen memberships associated with my callsign, award credit associated with my callsign, etc.

    I think as easy as it is to get an extra ticket now, there isn't much in the way of prestige or bragging rights to justify changing my call to advertise my license class.

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