Cut numbers in the serial number threw me constantly. Maybe the very
good ops deal with it but I am geared up for number not letters! Most
of the cut numbers are from EU and JA. Most people lost whatever time
they thought they were gaining was lost in fills.......
W0MU-1 CC Cluster w0mu.net:23 or w0mu-1.dnsdynamic.com
On 5/31/2012 11:00 AM, Ktfrog007@aol.com wrote:
> 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.
> Kermit, AB1J
> In a message dated 5/31/2012 2:59:27 P.M. GMT Standard Time,
> email@example.com writes:
> 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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