Fw: [CQ-Contest] CW UBN

Guy Olinger, K2AV k2av at contesting.com
Wed Jun 5 11:48:53 EDT 2002

Considering that there's a ton of people that still refuse to give you
a dupe contact and send QSO B4 instead, when QSO B4 is clearly a loser
for BOTH stations, more so for the one *sending* QSO B4, I'd guess
that only once every twenty years does the average ham set down and
read the rules for any possible improvements to modus operandi.

Among those who work the boards for corporate tech support, there is
this snippet often heard when the mic's are cut off.


It's amazing what even college educated engineers will fail to read
and comprehend. Stuff of legends.

73, Guy.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Gilmer" <n2mg at eham.net>
To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 7:36 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: [CQ-Contest] CW UBN

> K5TR wrote:
> > I do not recall it being the effort of logging them nor
> > was it the trouble of duping them - afterall ten contacts
> > with a ZERO point station counts the same as one contact.
> >
> > The problem was it made it very hard to figure out
> > your average points per QSO.
> >
> > The first time I showed up at a CQ WW M/M I was told not to
> > log more than a few W stations.
> Needing to calculate (or wanting to maximize) points-per-QSO is
> unnecessary today.
> I don't need to tell most of you that the problem back in the good
ol' days
> was that in order to report the score immediately after the contest,
> needed to guesstimate the points-per-QSO.  I recall hearing, "Using
> year's...",  oh so many times on 3830.  So any deviation from the
norm (IOW,
> too many zero-pointers) was perceived as a hidden, after-3830,
> score-reducer.  And since relatively few (compared to today) logs
> checked, it was of no consequence - although it should have been.
> Computer logging has been the norm for well over ten years.
> is calculated on the fly.  No need to guess or maximize.  Old habits
> hard I suppose.
> 73 Mike N2MG
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