[CQ-Contest] To cut or not to cut?

Ktfrog007 at aol.com Ktfrog007 at aol.com
Thu May 31 10:00:30 PDT 2012

The most egregious misuse of cut numbers I've ever heard was by 4T100MP in  
2011. Some ops there sent 4T1TTMP as their call sign. No kidding.
I always find cut numbers to be a problem. Europeans use  them more than 
anyone else. I didn't know about N1MM's conversion of a cut  number to the 
real McCoy. I'll learn to use that feature. There are many  mysteries of N1MM.
Also, I quit sending leading zeros about 2 hours into the WPX this  year.  
Just decided it was a bad practice. Never again.  For zeros  which are part 
of the number, I send a zero.
Kermit, AB1J
In a message dated 5/31/2012 2:59:27 P.M. GMT Standard Time,  
ve5zx at hotmail.com writes:

During  the WPX CW while condx here were good on 15m they were not great. 
Many low  power EU signals were marginal. I noticed that I asked for more 
repeats  from EU stations that were using  cut number than from those that  
were not using them. I recall thinking that if the full number was sent  
instead of cut number the request for repeats might have been  lower.

Syl -  VE5ZX

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