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Re: [CQ-Contest] ARRL Rookie Contest

To: James Duffey <jamesduffey@comcast.net>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] ARRL Rookie Contest
From: Idle-Tyme <nss@mwt.net>
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 22:19:05 -0600
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How about if this is the trend, I guess rare DX locations on like the 
ARRL DX  contest won't happen anymore then because they won't be able to 
have live logging because of the lack of the net?
Contesting is a RADIO contest and not the INTERNET! I for one am 100%  
against this live logging.
*The Original Rolling Ball Clock

James Duffey wrote:
> John - You wrote:
>> The contest hasn't even had its initial running and they are already trying 
>> to deal with problems??? What problems is real time logging going to solve?
> I meant that real time logging will deal problems with contest logging in 
> general, particularly after the contest is over but logs have yet to be 
> submitted. So it is nice to see the ARRL implement it in a contest. I hope 
> that they expand its use where appropriate. Advantages I see are:
> 1. Immediate feedback as to whether or not a contact is valid.  
> 2. No time for modifications to logs or editing of logs after the contest is 
> over. What you enter during the contest is what you get.
> 3. No category shopping. 
> 4. No more requests for recordings of CW skimmer on the CQ_Contest list. :^)=
> 5. No more waiting months for results; they will be available immediately 
> after the contest is over.
> Other than not being able to enter the contest without a computer and 
> internet access, I don't see any down side to this. With the oft heard 
> laments on this list of the aging of the contesters and the decline in 
> contesting, I think that this is at least an attempt to inject new blood into 
> contesting, and I think that is good. - Duffey
> --
> James Duffey
> Cedar Crest NM
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