[CQ-Contest] Cut numbers
brad4 at roanoke.infi.net
Tue May 27 09:30:07 EDT 1997
Count me in as yet another one who doesn't like "cut numbers"! As an avid
10 Meter operator it's hard enough to deal with the CB'ers keying and
unkeying their mic's. When you are trying to copy a guy thats 229 and
clipping along at 40+ WPM, the cut numbers are just another unnecessary
aggravation to deal with. The contest committee's could deal with this one
quickly, by adding "NO CUT NUMBERS ALLOWED FOR SERIAL NUMBERS, ONLY
ACCEPTED INTERNATIONAL NUMBERS ARE TO BE USED."
73, Mick W4YV wc4dx for the last wpx test.
> From: K4RO Kirk Pickering <k4ro at music-city.tdec.state.tn.us>
> To: cq-contest at contesting.com
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Cut numbers
> Date: Monday, May 26, 1997 11:11 AM
> Phil N6ZZ wrote:
> > I'm not convinced that it saves time in the long run.
> > Speed is somewhat of an issue, but PLEASE send full numbers.
> Count me in as one who does not like the cut numbers.
> If I hear "5NN ANTA," I always have to do a mental conversion
> which wastes time and requires extra brain energy. I suppose
> it must help some in really high rate situations (like N5KO
> sending "5NN AT" from HC8N in CQWW.) For the WPX contest, I
> found the cut numbers to be a nuisance. You'll always hear me
> using full numbers in the WPX.
> -Kirk K4RO
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