[CQ-Contest] ARRL CW DX, J6DX Pwr??

Ed Parish K1EP k1ep at arrl.net
Mon Feb 23 08:36:06 EST 2004

At 2/23/04 07:17 AM, Steve Root wrote:
>While we're on the subject, the cut number I find the most confusing is the
>practice of using "J" for a "1".  That "J" is one dit away from being a
>2....So was the guy trying to tell me 100 watts, or was he sending 200 watts
>and I missed the first dit?  With weaker signals this was very confusing.
>If you HAVE to use cut numbers, then "A" is a 1, not "J"!
>73 Steve K0SR

Cut numbers got so confusing at times that I was scratching my head late in the contest when someone sent me 5W.  I kept thinking to myself, what cut number is W?  Is it 51?  Then I had a Homer moment...

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