While chasing via CW, I often re-send my call at the end of my transmission back to the activator. Why? For some reason, other hams get their “tang tongled” when attempting to confirm my call back to me. This happens on SSB, FM, and CW. So if I chase you, especially on CW, it is my habit to respond to you with RR, TU, UR, your RST, followed by, 73 de N4HNH. This gives the activator a second chance to be sure they copied my call correctly. I want both of us to have accurate log entries, especially in case the activator was only able to make 4 contacts.
If you have a call-sign that is often misunderstood, you might try my method of sending it once more at the end of your QSO. If using SSB, or FM, be sure to use standard phonetics, so the activator hears words they are familiar with in any language. Here in the U.S., prefixes KN and KM sound so much alike via phone that people often mix those two up when logging. My brother changed his call from KN4LFT to W4KWM, but he still finds himself needing to clarify the last letter of his call. He uses “Whiskey 4 Kilo Whiskey Mike”, or “Whiskey 4 Keep Walking Mountains”, in case the other station still doesn’t understand his call-sign.
73, de N4HNH