[CQ-Contest] making lemonade

Mike Gilmer - N2MG n2mg at contesting.com
Fri Jul 26 12:52:51 EDT 2002

N4ZR wrote:
> (M)y point was that all of those things could be 
> (are) happening regardless of whether the log 
> deadline is 15 or 30 days, so the net 
> improvement from that single change is only 15 days.

For linescores on the web:
time-to-publish = DEADLINE + PROCESSING.

Currently DEADLINE = 30 days and according to Trey, 
PROCESSING = 15 days.  So the total is 45 days.  Cut 
DEADLINE to 15 days and we get a 33% improvement in

> I just think that the 30 to 15-day change needs to 
> be considered on its own merits.

Suggesting the 30-to-15 day change only makes sense in 
the aftermath of the recent reduction in publishing 
leadtime enabled by the removal of line scores from 
QST.  Make this suggestion 6 months ago, and 15 days 
would be virtually meaningless.  Today, not so.  And 
in a way, it is standing on its own merits - the rest 
of the improvement in score-publishing time is pretty 
much a done deal.  All that's left is the deadline.

73 Mike N2MG

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