Dear american chasers,
I want to apologise if I seemed to get too long and repeated too many times my callsing when I chased N1OIE at 21h30z on May 9th, but he seemed a CW beginner and everytime I heard him sending my callsign for confirmation, I only copied A2IF and I wanted to make sure he copied the E in the beginning.
I’ve experienced this problem with US beginners before, when they are not used to copy international callsigns and being mainly familiar with US callsigns, they don’t expect something unusual like an EA prefix and they tend to believe my callsign is A2IF, which is not an actual US callsing but it resembles in some way those US callsigns starting by A. AJ2, AK2, AF2, etc.
After so many repeats during our QSO, I’m not sure yet that he finally got the E in the beginning of my callsign.
I’ll have a look at his activation log tomorrow.