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Author Topic: CW weight and intelligibility of calls  (Read 1218 times)
WX2S
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« on: December 31, 2013, 07:45:36 AM »

Hi, all,

A lot of people select calls according to CW weight, lower being better. But I'm thinking that there are other important factors to intelligibility in QRM, QRN, and QSB. These factors are, to me, murky, having to do with human hearing as well as physics.

A nice rhythm in the call may help, like E77C.

Having a lot of dits on the end of a call may make it less intelligible. I've often had stations drop or add dits to my call.

What do you think?

73 & HNY,
- Steve.

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N5GZH
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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2013, 08:44:23 AM »

Callsigns with sequential characters consisting only of dits combined with QRM and weak signal etc.  can be challenging.
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K9MRD
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2013, 08:51:24 AM »

Callsigns with sequential characters consisting only of dits combined with QRM and weak signal etc.  can be challenging.

For sure, like XXsie!
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N6GND
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2013, 10:51:48 AM »

Callsigns with sequential characters consisting only of dits combined with QRM and weak signal etc.  can be challenging.

Except that we NEVER fail to recognize e s e    e e  (shave and a haircut two bits)!
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WX2S
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2013, 04:38:45 PM »

Nuts. W2ESE was probably available.

Second thought, scratch that. It's an obscene insult in Spanish.

WX2S.
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