[CQ-Contest] Request for Inputs - NCJ Contesting on a Budget

PaulKB8N@aol.com PaulKB8N at aol.com
Thu Nov 17 17:40:19 EST 2005

Thanks for your inputs in the past.  I've changed direction a little  on this 
issue's topic.  The topic is budgeting and tracking  contesting expenditures.
- Do you track your contesting expenditures on a regular basis?
- Do you analyze your expenditures to determine trends?  (i.e. are  there 
high failure rates in certain components of your station?)
- Do you set a specific budget each year, or do you spend as funds become  
- Do you know how much you are spending each year on your station?
- Do you budget for travel as well? (Visalia, DXpeditions,   etc.)
- How do you deal with unexpected expenses?
- Are you able to correlate expenditures to overall station performance,  
i.e. score?
- Any other insights regarding budgeting and tracking expenses  will be 
I'd like to receive your inputs by Sunday evening (11/20) if possible, and  
I'll burn the midnight oil to get an article to Carl by COB Monday.  As  
always, thanks in advance for your inputs!
Paul, K5AF

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