Sorry, I don't buy it. I've been a ham for 42 years and only
been semi serious (can I be anything more than semi with 100
W and a multi band vertical?) contesting for 10 or 11 years.
I submitted my first log just to see my call in print (with
my pathetic score). Now I've never placed anywhere near a top
10, but the first time I got a certificate for 1st place low
power Phone in Michigan for the ARRL DX contest was such a rush
and had more effect in getting me to enter more contests and
submit more logs than an elctric cattle prod stuck where the
sun don't shine. Since then, I have occasionally been part of
some M/M's that have done well, (more due to the great operating
by my compatriots). How much more do we have to offer????
73, Gerry K8GT
>--- Original Message ---
>From: Jim Idelson <email@example.com>
>To: CQ-Contest Post <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Really interesting analysis. Now, take it off on a tangent.
What is the
>percentage of calls in each year's log that shows up in the
>Certainly, you don't make it out of the "casual" category if
>score. How could increases in score submissions be achieved?
How about a prize
>drawing for anyone who submits a log with one or more legal
>people to submit scores doesn't take them out of the "casual"
category, but if
>they know they're submitting a score for the raffle, is it possible
>might try for a few more qso's? And, what would be bad about
>bunch more ops for a few qso's each? That would make it more
>adding more verifiable unique callsigns. As I think about it,
>might increase if every entrant were guaranteed to receive a
copy of the
>results. If I'm a casual contester and I don't subscribe to
>a DX station, I might not send in my score because I'll never
even see the
>results. Maybe there's potential for an increase in submissions
>could deliver pdf or printed results to every entrant.
>Ready! Fire! Aim!
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