We posted our score to the RU site in the last contest for the first time and,
although hesitant about doing that, I'll admit it was fun and entertaining.
Can't say I would have felt exactly the same if N3RS had been posting his score
while trouncing us by about 8%.
I assume, but am not sure, that the only reason for using these sites is so you
can look to see how you are doing compared to the competition. I am not sure
about this but It makes sense then, to me, that single ops who are posting
their scores are looking at that site - otherwise why post (for everyone else's
It also makes sense that if you are looking at the site that you see others who
are posting their scores and since you can see where the QSOs are racking up
you know when and what band the other stations are running. Although not a
HUGE problem at the moment with the number of stations posting to these sites,
it occurred to me that as it grows and even being suggested by NQ4I that it be
required (probably not going to happen) that single op unassisted entrants are
actually assisted since they can know when and what band a juicy multiplier
they need is running.
Take just a little bite at a time and 10 years from now it could become a
scheduling process where the stations are programmed to jump around the band
working everyone with computer interfaces. If there are new participants they
will like it all in the name of technological advancement and the old guys will
still be complaining.
Next little bite, in my estimation, is getting Skimmer to copy and stack the
call signs in a pile up to be picked off one after the other. Surely this has
been tried? Just saying...
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