David Robbins K1TTT
k1ttt at arrl.net
Sun Nov 27 09:02:25 EST 2005
And don't forget the on-site monitoring crew... remote controlled security
cams may be an alternate possibility for this.
David Robbins K1TTT
e-mail: mailto:k1ttt at arrl.net
AR-Cluster node: 145.69MHz or telnet://dxc.k1ttt.net
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com [mailto:cq-contest-
> bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Robert Higgins
> Sent: Friday, November 25, 2005 20:54
> To: Kelly Taylor; CQ-CONTEST at contesting.com
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Contests
> VE4XT wrote:
> > Given the recent suggestions about contest length, difficulty of
> exchanges and ability to copy exchanges outside of the single QSO an
> operator is involved in, I have one suggestion that will address all three
> concerns simultaneously:
> > 1. Require contestants to pre-register. They will then get an
> key that they plug in to their logger to generate random alphanumeric
> exchange information. It could be ax12qu for one QSO and 1b2y7e for
> Don't pre-register? Can't play. Go away. The log checking program will
> cross-reference each sent exchange with the key to verify, as well as with
> the receiving station's logs.
> > How does this address all three concerns? It will complicate the
> exchange significantly. You will not be able to copy the exchange the QSO
> before and anticipate the exchange you will receive. It will close the
> contest to everybody who hasn't thought to pre-register and drive the less
> serious ops away in droves. Rookies will similarly be discouraged from
> polluting our airspace. The remaining ops should then be able to finish
> contest in only a few hours.
> > And then all our concerns will eventually be addressed at once when
> regulating authorities realize that nobody is using the frequencies we've
> been assigned -- even during the once-heavy contest weekends -- and
> our authorizations.
> > Simple, eh?
> > 73, kelly
> > ve4xt
> You forgot something. Make everyone participate in real time scoring.
> fewer contesters it will be even easier to keep an eye on everyone.
> Bob K4LW
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