[CQ-Contest] contest taping
George Fremin III - K5TR
geoiii at kkn.net
Tue May 29 18:42:43 EDT 2001
On Tue, May 29, 2001 at 11:10:36AM -0700, Jeffrey Clarke wrote:
> I never have figured out why people bother taping a contest. If
> you listen to the recording and then change the mistakes you made
> in your log afterwards wouldn't this be considered cheating ?
I think it would be beyond the sprit of the contest.
I have recorded several contests now and I will continue to do
so in the future. I do it for several reasons:
1. Because I can - with MP3 compression I can record 30 hours of
the phone SS (even the off times) in stereo (both radios) in
about 420Mb or less of disk space. I think this is cool.
2. In case something interesting happens during the contest.
I can hear it again or play it for friends.
3. So when I get the log checking report I can go listen to
the recording and see why I made the error.
(and yes they are usually MY errors)
4. So when I get a QSL card for a QSO I can not find in my
log I can listen to the recording to see if I can
figure out what happened.
I don't go back and correct my log before I submit it - in
fact I dont think I have ever listened to more than 45 mins
of my contest effort - it is just way to BORING and painful.
Those periods spent on 160 meters from HC8N in the ARRL DX
contest were more than painful enough the first time - I dont
want to live thorough it again - but you can if you would like.
(Warning this is 3.4Mb of static crashes)
George Fremin III
Johnson City, Texas "Experiment trumps theory."
K5TR (ex.WB5VZL) -- Dave Leeson W6NL
geoiii at kkn.net
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