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

Bill Parry bparry at rgv.rr.com
Thu May 31 17:49:46 PDT 2012

I think the question of whether to use cut numbers or not depends on whether
it is going to save time and keep accuracy good. My judgment is that if a
person sends me cut numbers it will increase my error rate and make me ask
for more fills. No brainer, pls don't send me cut numbers, I want us to be
able to count our contact. (Except for 9=N and 0=T because I expect them.)

Bill W5VX 

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] To cut or not to cut?

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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