[CQ-Contest] When is speed not speedy?

Rex Maner k7qq at netzero.net
Sun Jun 2 15:26:38 EDT 2013


I can assure you that had I received that nr,  the sending station would
have at least 2 attempts to send it the Long Slow way.  That way he gets
ample opournity to gain some time.  Ha ha 

Rex K7QQ

-----Original Message-----
From: CQ-Contest [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Tim
Sent: Sunday, June 02, 2013 10:43 AM
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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] When is speed not speedy?

Two forms of contesting I really enjoy, do not use cut numbers. They don't
usually use "leading zeroes" (or "leading T's") either: ARRL SS, and
Sprinting. Those are events that "respect the exchange" and the exchange
REQUIRES many meaningful elements - especially clear repeat-back of call
signs - than the "easy tests" which seem to center around 5NN.

I think I'm perfectly adept at copying cut numbers but sometimes I'm thrown
for a loop even in clear copy. e.g. last weekend ATNA (aka "1091"), I had to
ask for a fill on, because none of that had anything my brain was sync'ing
up with.

Tim N3QE
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