[CQ-Contest] CT1BOH on cut numbers
CP2235 at aol.com
CP2235 at aol.com
Thu Jun 3 19:20:15 EDT 1999
WOW!! Finally somebody on the pro side of cut nrs!!! I am supporting every
word he said. (And I can imagine the result of the little speed exercise from
9y4 vy well) All those people complaining about not being able to decipher
cut numbers thru the "immense" pile-up, QRM, QRN or whatever, I have the
following question: how on earth could you then decipher the callsign??? Just
like the cut numbers, it is a mixture of numbers and letters. Just like Jose
says, it is only a matter of getting rid of the stupid expectation of numbers
only. Or like somebody else said: "of course we could just accept the
exchange as a random letter/number group". Right said. Remove the
expectability, long live the truly COPIED exchange.
73 Con DF4SA
In an eMail from 03.06.99 13:33:13, CT1BOH wrote:
<< I love to get cut numbers. They save time and its a lot of fun because
instead of having my brain programmed to get just full numbers I add a
little more flexibility and expect letters and numbers.
Set you mind to receive cut number, and you'll find, under a pile up point
of view, it is much better than getting full numbers.
Let me tell a a story that altough not related to cut numbers had me think
about other things.
In 1996 the monday after CQWW CW where I operated from 9Y4H I decided to do
a little experience.
I was on 40 running a pile-up at 40 WPM. This was a US/EU pile up, and quite
QSO after QSO I started raising my CW Speed by 2WPM , until I reached CT
maximum speed of 60.
As far as I was increasing my CW speed the pile-up was moving East. And in
the end at 60 WPM I was beeing called by HA, UA, OK, UR, LZ stations.
The moral of the story
If we lower the standards we lower the operating practices...
Jose - CT1BOH
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