[CQ-Contest] Optimum Keyer Speed for WPX

N6ZZ at aol.com N6ZZ at aol.com
Mon May 26 09:26:11 EDT 1997

In a message dated 97-05-26 07:44:27 EDT, k5zd at ultranet.com (Randy Thompson)

<< I hate these cut numbers.  I never know if the guy sent 'T' for zero, or did 
 miss a dot of 'N' for nine?  I would just as soon have everyone send 5NN and
 then send the full numbers.  But I see this as a trend that will keep getting
 worse before it gets better.  It seems to be all the rage in Europe.

Randy isn't the only one that had trouble with the cut numbers in WPX and
it's definitely gotten worse.  When some guy sends me "5nn ANTA" at 40 wpm
and I have to convert that to 1901, chances are pretty good that I'm going to
ask him for a repeat.  I'm not convinced that it saves time in the long run.
 Speed is somewhat of an issue, but PLEASE send full numbers.

73 - Phil, N6ZZ

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