Gents, I think we all can see the light..
We were used to talk about amount of QSOs and multipliers.
=rate times multipliers
Now we have means to check the logs.
=(rate minus errors) times multipliers
Some contests have a multiplier of three for errors,
which means rate is less important than accuracy.
Errors started to count after introducing the computers !
Technology is used to push contesters to learn to
> Computers have not ruined contesting. If anything, they've
> directed our
> energies even more closely to the actual task at hand: using
> radios and
> receiving and sending information. That they have freed us
> from ancillary
> drudgery like dupe sheets, pencil vs. pen, mechanical vs. wooden, etc.
> allows us to focus on what really matters.
> That log checking provides an even more accurate picture of
> how we actually
> did -- including those times we didn't do so well -- only
> makes the final
> results that much more meaningful. (Did he win because his
> log was poorly
> checked and errors slipped through or did he win because his log was
> actually cleaner than the other guy's?)
> Accuracy at speed is the greatest challenge in contesting.
> Any moron can run
> at 250 an hour if he doesn't care about precision. That also
> means you have
> to reward accuracy and you can't do that if you're all but
> the top tier off
> 73, kelly
> Without radio, we're nuthin' but amateurs.