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## Re: [CQ-Contest] cut numbers

 To: cq-contest@contesting.com Re: [CQ-Contest] cut numbers Joe Mon, 26 Nov 2012 08:55:05 -0600 mailto:cq-contest@contesting.com>
 ```I just HATE the not often used cut numbers. 5NN fine. ```even like my zone T4, fine, I'll even stretch it a tiny bit if I hear O4 "O" as in the letter "O" three dashes. ``` ```I understand the reasoning, send less info, it takes less time, so can make more contacts Right? ``` ```But when someone in the Pacific sends me 5NN "WA" or even worse "SNN" My Brain has a stroke. does sending SNN instead of 5NN, does that dropping of 2 dits save ya all that much? ``` Lets go back to the "31" vs "WA" ```The dit is the basis of character timing. And at even the slow contest speed of 24 wpm, a dit is about 50 milliseconds in duration, ``` "31" = 30 dits in length "WA" = 17 dits in length ```Difference 13 dits, times 50 ms each equals 650 ms. or a little over 1/2 a second. and this is at the turtle speed of 24 wpm. so it is more likely somewhere between 1/4 and 1/2 second saved. ``` ```Now I'm working someone and they send me the "WA" I can for sure tell you that 1/2 second he thinks he saved, just stretched itself to 2 or 3 seconds because I have to try to figure out what numbers he actually means. ``` it is like me telling him that he is QSD ```or if I'm having a hard time getting the exchange from him, and I send to him, QSZ ``` NUTS! Joe WB9SB Sig The Original Rolling Ball Clock Idle Tyme Idle-Tyme.com http://www.idle-tyme.com On 11/24/2012 8:04 PM, Peter Voelpel wrote: ``` And you could call cq as EIEDI, as it is known in advance that a call ```contains a number. 73 Peter, DJ7WW -----Original Message----- From: CQ-Contest [mailto:cq-contest-bounces@contesting.com] On Behalf Of Paul O'Kane Sent: Sonntag, 25. November 2012 00:58 To: cq-contest@contesting.com Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] cut numbers On 25/11/2012 06:13, Marc - ON7SS - OO9O wrote: ``````First time I heard some send AE for 15..... Well the guy lost the time he would have won, had `````` > to ask three times for a repeat before he sended 15. The CQWW exchange is known in advance for many zones, including zone 15. There was no need to ask for a repeat. You knew, from the callsign, that the zone was 15. Sending a zone as AE is similar to sending a report as ENN - and no one needs a repeat in those circumstances :-) 73, Paul EI5DI _______________________________________________ CQ-Contest mailing list CQ-Contest@contesting.com http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/cq-contest _______________________________________________ CQ-Contest mailing list CQ-Contest@contesting.com http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/cq-contest `````` _______________________________________________ CQ-Contest mailing list CQ-Contest@contesting.com http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/cq-contest ```
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