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

Tom Osborne w7why at frontier.com
Thu May 31 12:04:35 PDT 2012

Hi Kermit

It has always puzzled me why some stations use a big, long call like 
that, and then use cut numbers for the exchange :-)  73

On 5/31/2012 10:00 AM, Ktfrog007 at aol.com wrote:
> 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.
> 73,
> Kermit, AB1J

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