[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  

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com 
> [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of John Laney
> Sent: June 4, 2007 14:09
> Cc: CQ-Contest at contesting.com
> 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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