The 2E0, 2W0 2M0 etc, combination of letters and numbers, should be forced to use them for the rest of their miserable lives. Yesteday, was a short skip feast on both the 10m and 15m bands, however, the times stations had trouble making out my prefix almost beggars belief. Maybe I should invest in a new set of teeth, I dunno.
It all came to head this afternoon, when YC9BEC came back to my CQ during heavy QSB conditions. It must have taken all of 5 minutes to get my call sign over to him. The combination of letters and numbers almost defeated him.
If ever there was an incentive to upgrade my licence, this must be it.
In the meantime, I’m seriously thinking about reverting to M6MMM and 10 Watts …it worked for me last year.