[CQ-Contest] SS SSB Contetg

Kelly Taylor ve4xt at mts.net
Tue Nov 22 09:54:39 EST 2005

Hi Rick,

The pre-registering idea would be fine if contests were only operated by

I certainly don't dispute the idea of a meaningful exchange, but how many of
the casual guys, without whom contests like WW would absolutely SUCK, give
enough of a darn to think to pre-register?

I suspect that, while your idea has merit for contests operated only by
serious contesters, like maybe Sprints, it would hinder casual participation
in the biggies to the point of rendering them inoperable.

73, kelly

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "K6VVA" <dx35 at hilding.com>
To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 22, 2005 12:02 AM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] SS SSB Contetg

> 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 :-)
> 73...
> 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:
> AX71P93Q.
> 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) ;-(
> 73...
> Rick, K6VVA
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