> I've introduced this concept before, but I feel we can do better to
> recognize individual performance based on a multi-dimensional array of
> that would allow most everyone to compare apples to apples.
Right on! Open Access contest database(s) with scores plus supplemental
information based on modern techniques such as XML not Cabrillo.
> I think the days of the one-dimensional scorecard (the top ten box) are
> over. We have the tools to sort scores by an almost unlimited number of
> dimensions, why not use it for the benefit of contesting and the
> motivation of the
Unfortunately, many sponsors are still living in the stone-age. I think top
ten boxes are going to remain with us until they are encouraged to come into
the 21st Century.
> This will only require a little more input when reporting scores but I
> it will encourage more participation.
And young contesters are not going to flock to radiosport until we start
using modern tools and techniques.
One of the reasons I got my license 40+ years ago was because amateur radio
was an inventive community. Unfortunately when it comes to contest reporting
~dinosaurification~ seems to have set in. All they seem to hear when pleas
for more information are requested is "we don't need more categories!". Go
Sylvan Katz - VE5ZX
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