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

To: Andy Blank <n2nt@comcast.net>, Scott Robbins <w4pa@yahoo.com>,Untitled <cq-contest@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Simple solution to address CQ WW CW problems
From: Mike Fatchett W0MU <w0mu@w0mu.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 19:14:26 -0700
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So now I have to record an entire contest somehow and if by chance my hard
drive crashes on the way back to the USA my score does not count....

Why not require all logs to be submitted electronically within 5 minutes of
the end of the contest, provide pictures of the equipment used with
witnesses signing off.  Only allowed to use wattmeters that will record the
output of your transmission and have witnesses....Should I go on?

On 12/13/07 3:42 PM, "Andy Blank" <n2nt@comcast.net> wrote:

> At 01:49 PM 12/13/2007, Scott Robbins wrote:
>> Require anyone with a potential top 5 category placement to submit a
>> recording
>> of all 48 hours of the contest effort along with their log.
>> Clicking packet spots unassisted?  Easy to spot.
>> More than one TX signal at the same time?  Easy to spot.
>> 2nd op at another QTH working mults for you during the
>> contest?  Easy to spot.
> Great idea Scott!
> Sometimes the simplest solution is the best.
> This is one of the best ideas I've heard, and would love to see it.
> Of course, it would be fought every step of the way.
> There are lots of stations/ops that simply cannot do it.
> Some don't know how, some don't have the extra components necessary.
> At WRTC in PY, it was required to tape the contest. At first the
> actual teams were supposed to do it.
> Then after an outcry, it was asked that the referees do it. It was
> too much of a burden for some teams to bring the extra equipment.
> Our team tried but failed to get the tape working. The laptop used
> for recording was overloaded with RF problems. No amount of ferrite
> helped, and we ran out of time.
> I suspect many stations will have this problem at first if required
> to tape the WW or any contest.
> But progress is progress. We are all hams, and should be able to
> overcome such minor technical problems.
> I would be all for this, as it would eliminate an entire layer of
> cheating issues.
> I wish I had taped the last CQWW from V47NT. Running DOS computers,
> there was no way to do it.
> Not for any other reason than I would love to hear what some of my
> hours sounded like.
> And also, to hear the gibberish I was sending when I fell asleep at
> the key :-).
> If you are a competitive station, and have a tape available; it would
> answer any questions the committee might have. And anyone else for that
> matter.
> 73,
> Andy N2NT
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