[CQ-Contest] ARRL "Endorses" Cut Numbers
hwardsil at gmail.com
Wed Jun 6 11:59:28 EDT 2007
> This brings up the point that when the rules say that a QSO "number" will
> sent, a cut number is apparently not technically legal.
> --Dennis, NE6I
Point of clarification - the ARRL rules about QSO numbers only apply to what
is logged. They do not apply to the method used to send those numbers.
Think of the cut numbers as a type of transport encoding, just as the data
for a photo is encoded when exchanged as email. There are lots of ways to
send sound patterns by Morse code that result in a QSO number being entered
in a log. For example, I could also spell out "five nine nine" in text or
even "v ix ix" if I wanted. As far as adjudication of the logs goes, how
you get the number from point A to point B doesn't matter as long as the
transmissions are within the rules of (a) your license and (b) the contest.
73, Ward N0AX
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