[CQ-Contest] WRTC & PED

Ward Silver hwardsil at WOLFENET.com
Wed Jun 13 09:28:57 EDT 2001

> If you want to see who can race a car the fastest, you put them in a car
> and race.  You don't put them in front of a video game.  

Yeah, but if you want to see which 16-year-olds have learned the basics,
you don't put 'em behind the wheel and out on the street, either :-)

Your points are well-taken.  The real questions are (putting on my lab
coat and looking over the tops of my glasses in my best Real Scientist
imitation) one, whether there is a strong and statistically significant
correlation between pileup competition ability and contest score, and two,
whether there are few false-positives and negatives. (i.e. - high-scoring
pileup competition enthusiasts that do poorly on the air and vice versa)

We certainly have a large sample population of contesters and a growing
population of those that have been subjected to pileup competition torment
over the years under reasonably similar circumstances.  Armed with a
spreadsheet and large amount of free time, one might have a chance at
answering those questions.

73, Ward N0AX

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