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Re: [CQ-Contest] Single Op/Get Scores Assisted

To: n2ic@arrl.net
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Single Op/Get Scores Assisted
From: Gerry Hull <gerry@yccc.org>
Reply-to: w1ve@yccc.org
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 00:35:12 -0500
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Hi Steve,

I do see your point.   The "player" remark was unfortunate... I can see in
these situations where it could make a difference.
So -- that's why you guys don't post.   However, you could post, motivating
others, by posting score not breakdown.  That is totally feasible.
That way, in your instance N2IC would see K5GN's score going up, but have
no idea why.

When K5ZD posts, he always masks his breakdown.

Perhaps you would consider posting your score if the site automatically
masked the breakdown of SO stations?

Food for thought...

I'm off to 8P in the morning... play more radio than internet.

73. Gerry

On Sun, Feb 24, 2013 at 6:53 PM, Steve London <n2icarrl@gmail.com> wrote:

>  On Feb 24, 2013, at 8:15 AM, Gerry Hull<gerry@yccc.org>  wrote:
>>> Stan,
>>> Getscores has been up for more than five years, and the Russian site has
>>> been up for a year or so.  No contesting authority has made any
>>> restriction
>>> against the sites, and I don't think they will.
>>> If you are using the score posting site to make decisions about what to
>>> do
>>> in a contest, you are not a player at all.
> Gerry, I don't know how to interpret this statement.
> There is no doubt that the score posting system could provide valuable
> information to the single-op, unassisted, serious competitor. Last
> weekend's ARRL DX CW is a perfect example. N2IC(/5) and K5GN were both SOAB
> HP, vying for the top spot in W5, and top-10 national positions. Neither of
> us posted to, or watched the score posting sites, even though there is
> nothing in the rules to stop us. However, for the sake of discussion, let's
> say K5GN posted his score, with band breakdowns, and N2IC was observing the
> score posting site. During the actual contest, K5GN did indeed catch good
> European openings on 20 meters during the wee hours of the morning, both
> mornings. N2IC did not, and in fact, didn't look for those openings. K5GN
> made many more 20 meter QSO's, and finished ahead of N2IC. If N2IC could,
> at a glance, see that K5GN was suddenly piling on 20 meter QSO's at strange
> times of the day, do you think he would react to that information ? Would
> he still be a "player" ? Would he still be unassisted ?
> 73,
> Steve, N2IC
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