[CQ-Contest] Cut [Serial] Numbers

ted demopoulos kr1g at hotmail.com
Thu Jun 3 09:53:13 EDT 1999

The one that really got me was the "F" for 5 - required a few repeats, but 
the guy keep sending me "F" - at about 40wpm when he answered my CQ at about 
26 wpm.

Ted, KR1G

>From: Bill Fisher - W4AN <w4an at contesting.com>
>To: cq-contest at contesting.com
>Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Cut [Serial] Numbers
>Date: Wed, 2 Jun 1999 17:09:00 -0400 (EDT)
>On Wed, 2 Jun 1999 v31jp at logical123.net wrote:
> > Zero's and Nine's are not so bad
>I disagree.  I think when you send a serial number it should NEVER be sent
>with cut numbers.  I think I can copy the code pretty well, but those cut
>numbers in a serial number sure mess with my sleepless head at times.
>What I don't get is why these guys keep sending them.  After getting 100
>question marks sent at them, you would think they would get the idea that
>they aren't such a good idea.
>As a matter of fact, by the mid point in the contest I had changed my
>exchange field to slow down 2WPM when sending my NON-CUT serial number.
>This significantly cut down on repeats.  I also programmed one of my
>memories in NA to send the repeated number at minus 4WPM.  I never had to
>repeat the serial number after a repeat.
>F2:  5nn -#+
>F6:  NR --#++
>Cut numbers should only be part of a predictable pattern.  Like 5NN or
>5NN AA.
>Bill, W4AN
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