[CQ-Contest] To cut or not to cut?
W0MU Mike Fatchett
w0mu at w0mu.com
Thu May 31 17:32:15 PDT 2012
If you want to send enn for the signal report great. Actually I could
care less what is sent there. Someday it will probably be e e e.
If you send cut numbers to me, you can probably count on a fill. I had
one report that was AANA. My brain went dead. Those are not numbers.
I asked for a fill. Got the same stuff. Asked again and then finally
the light bulb went on at the other end.
Maybe if those of us that are not serious waste a bunch of cut number
peoples time they will start to understand.
Cut numbers when the station you are trying to work is awful. I am
listening for dits or dahs sequentially. Not random code characters.
I did notice that about 1/2 the stations I worked slowed the number part
down by 3 to 5 wpm. I did the same and I think this helped a bunch. I
was really geared up for the guys going 40 plus and relieved when the
numbers came out a tad slower HI!
Regardless I am sure I mutilated my share of numbers. I never look
forward to log reports from the WPX HI!
W0MU-1 CC Cluster w0mu.net:23 or w0mu-1.dnsdynamic.com
On 5/31/2012 5:24 PM, Ktfrog007 at aol.com wrote:
> Well, you gotta save somewhere.
> As far as using cut numbers, the rule I was taught was to use them only in
> unambiguous situations, where only numbers could possibly be used. This
> makes them OK for serial numbers, but whether they should be used is another
> matter. I never fail to get discombobulated when I get one thrown at me.
> I can live without them happily ever after.
> Kermit, AB1J
> In a message dated 5/31/2012 7:31:57 P.M. GMT Standard Time, w7why at fr
> ontier.com writes:
> 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
> Tom W7WHY
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