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Re: [CQ-Contest] Simple solution to address CQ WW CW problems

To: k-zero-hb@earthlink.net, cq-contest@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Simple solution to address CQ WW CW problems
From: Scott Robbins <w4pa@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 14:29:51 -0800 (PST)
List-post: <mailto:cq-contest@contesting.com>
--- K0HB  <k-zero-hb@earthlink.net> wrote:

> >
> > Add it to the rules.  No recording?  No contest entry.  No excuses.
> >
> > Scott Robbins, W4PA
> >
> This qualifies as the runner-up entry for "LVIPCQCRTY" Award.  (Least
> Viable Idea Posted on CQ-Contest Reflector This Year")
> The winner of the "LVIPCQCRTY" Award is "Let's make everyones log public".
> 73, de Hans, K0HB/4ID

Really?  It was such a bad, non-viable idea that the WRTC-2006 in Brazil
implemented it as a rule requirement.

If you're serious about trying to win, set up a recording device on your
computer and record the contest.  Simple.  Casual entrants -- 95% or more of
the contesting population -- are exempted from having to do so.

Submit your log and the recording of the contest.  If there is a question about
your log by a contest sponsor, the recording can be consulted.  

Most everyone's log is public already, and this has been hailed as a Good
Thing(tm) for radio contesting.  I think public logs are a great idea.  There
are tons of them posted on the CQ WW site right now.  

Serious entrants being required to submit a complete recording ought to be

Scott Robbins, W4PA

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