[CQ-Contest] SS SSB Contetg

K6VVA dx35 at hilding.com
Tue Nov 22 01:02:10 EST 2005

Paul, VO1HE, wrote:

 > If each QSO had something
 > that was not able to be known before the contact was made, the importance of
 > confirming the contact is made all the greater.

Exactly.  I'm including herewith a copy of one of my Reply Posts to the 
N3BB Perfect Contest thread :-)


Rick, K6VVA

P.S. And yes, I *will* scream if I hear "E T T K" in the CQ WW CW this 
weekend ;-(

=== FYI ===

Jim, N3BB, had originally suggested:

  > 5. Some portion of the exchange always should include a serial number,

I've already commented on this, but after piddling around in the CQ WW SSB
for a bit, it dawned on me that QSO rates do not have to drop by adding a
serial number.  Rather, just get rid of the stinking bogus RS or RST in
exchanges, because the last few hours confirmed what a total joke they
are.  In fact, outright stupid.  Make that beyond stupid and a waste of
on-air space.

Then I remembered the essence of my NCJ Article last year "Meaningful
Contest Exchanges", so I'll plug the concept again for possible inclusion
into The Perfect Contest.

As entry into many "sporting" events requires a contestant to register,
make part of 'The Perfect Contest" exchange the sending and receiving of
the entrants' reg number.  In today's computer age, this is a total no
brainer...no different than setting up a password on a website and having
it auto-emailed to you... a combination of alpha/numeic like:


A simple little PHP/MySQL website for registration will do the
trick.  Every year the reg number will be different, so we can all throw
away our pre-fill logger crutches!

Ohhh, gosh...maybe you noticed...this would also provide an challenging
opportunity for increasing everyone's contesting skillset, especially in
QRM :-)   Since the contest sponsor has the master list of entrant
registration numbers, auto-log checking would be a no-brainer.

IMHO, 599, 5NN as well as Five-Nine/Fifty-Nine have outlived their
UN-usefulness, and should be banned from the contesting world for
perpetuity.  If I hear "E T T K" in the CQ WW CW, I'm think gonna scream
(internally) again ... almost as loud as when I hear those LID DX stations
making 15 QSOs without giving their callsign(s) ;-(


Rick, K6VVA

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