[CQ-Contest] Cut [Serial] Numbers

K3BU at aol.com K3BU at aol.com
Wed Jun 2 11:23:48 EDT 1999

Jeff N5TJ writes:

<< With full
 numbers I can get a sense of the rhythm and pull a number through the QRM
 better - those little letters get lost quickly. Guess I need to work on my
 CW. >>

Big DITTO from here!
Cut numbers suck! (except 0 and 9) 

Also what happened to three digit serial number? (or two digit zone number?)

CQ says: 
Exchange: RS(T) report plus a progressive contact three-digit serial number 
starting with 001 for the first contact. (Continue to four digits if past 

Some people send just one or two digit, try to get it with weak signal - is 
it 2 or 22 or 222? If one sends TT2, there is no question.

Me thinks that cut numbers (might) save some time to the sending station, but 
if repeats are necceassary, whatsa saving?

Whats next? Abbreviated numbers in the callsigns? Like VAAA, thats VA1A - 

still brain damaged from noisy and empty wpx top band
Love no-zero points QSOs!

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