The most egregious misuse of cut numbers I've ever heard was by 4T100MP in
2011. Some ops there sent 4T1TTMP as their call sign. No kidding.
I always find cut numbers to be a problem. Europeans use them more than
anyone else. I didn't know about N1MM's conversion of a cut number to the
real McCoy. I'll learn to use that feature. There are many mysteries of N1MM.
Also, I quit sending leading zeros about 2 hours into the WPX this year.
Just decided it was a bad practice. Never again. For zeros which are part
of the number, I send a zero.
In a message dated 5/31/2012 2:59:27 P.M. GMT Standard Time,
During the WPX CW while condx here were good on 15m they were not great.
Many low power EU signals were marginal. I noticed that I asked for more
repeats from EU stations that were using cut number than from those that
were not using them. I recall thinking that if the full number was sent
instead of cut number the request for repeats might have been lower.
Syl - VE5ZX
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