[CQ-Contest] Cut numbers
Paul J. Piercey
p.piercey at nl.rogers.com
Mon Jun 4 19:10:50 EDT 2007
You're quite right, John. If cut numbers are to be used, then they must be
standardized. And they really should not be used for the vital part of a
contest exchange; leading zeros excluded. 5NN is fine. T123 is fine but ATNE
for a serial "number" is not.
Unless EVERYONE does it.
73 -- Paul VO1HE
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> Sent: June 4, 2007 14:09
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> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Cut numbers
> While we are on cut numbers, I'd (again) like to plead for
> hams to stop sending "J" for "1." That is fairly common
> among second tier European contesters. Some even have their
> computers set to send "J" for "1." If you must send a letter
> as a cut number for "1," please use the letter "A." When you
> use "J," I can only guess whether you meant "1" or if I lost
> a dot from the number "2" in your number. So, I MUST ask
> for a repeat of your number to see if I did in fact miss the
> dot or if you are a LID. Ouch! That was way out of
> character for me and I apologize.
> Please, don't take it personally--just take action! 73, John, K4BAI.
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