[CQ-Contest] Time saver

Wigi, KL0R wigi at kl0r.com
Sun Sep 25 18:46:12 EDT 2016

I have given this some thought. On RTTY, if you can avoid [SHIFT] or [UNSHIFT], It is probably worth a few Qs over the life of a contest. 5NN on RTTY is a bad idea... you're actually transmitting [upshift]5{downshift]NN[upshift]01[downshift]. 59901 saves two characters. Over the course of a minute you might save 4-6 characters, which would be 10 percent faster. If you're running the whole 48 hours, that's almost 5 hours of Qs. Of course, nobody runs constant rate for 48 hours, but it makes the most of the best rate hours.

Think of it this way. If you make 1500 Qs in 48 hours, that is 3000 extra characters sent... and those are only extra characters that are sent making actual Qs. That is 67 minutes of characters.

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Saw a few instances of cut numbers on CQ WW RTTY today.

Never thought of that time saving technique.

73, de Hans, KØHB
"Just a boy and his radio"™

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