[CQ-Contest] A New Perspective [was:WRTC Spot/Log Correlation]

VE5ZX ve5zx at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 6 12:52:44 EDT 2006

> Instead, we simply take what we have and operate to
> attain the highest possible score ... and having no
> incentive to hide the conditions (RF Output, Antenna
> Gain, Operator Count, Operating Time, Location, etc)
> we operated in order to get that score.

I think these are great ideas!

However, such a vision requires new technology. For example, the current 
Cabrillo format will not handle the additional information. We probably need 
to migrate to XM and this will have knock-on effects on logging software, 
etc. Furthermore most sponsors don't have databases capable of handling the 
information or that allow non-members to access so they can categorize the 
information as they wish.

Eventually, hopefully, a new generation of contesters will inhert control of 
the major contests and they update the techniques and technologies required 
to make a dream like yours possible.

Until then we all have to dream on!


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