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

Ken Alexander k.alexander at rogers.com
Wed Sep 6 18:23:51 EDT 2006

Let me see if I understand this.  We all operate CQWW
SSB (for example) and submit our results.  Along with
those results we send in a station profile...mine
might say:  
- Single op (oops...nothing revolutionary there!), 
- all bands (oops...nothing revolutionary there!),
- 100W, 
- vertical antenna, 
- Ontario, Canada,
- 19 hours on air,
- and so on, and so on.

CQ publishes the results, presumably according to
final score because we've done away with the former
categories.  And now I'm supposed to determine how I
did compared to operators who are similarly equipped
and situated.

So now I have to recreate the same old categories
myself to filter out the majority of results that
don't concern me.  Then I have to create several new
categories (filters might be a better description) so
I can see only the 15 or 20 other ops that I really
competed with.

I guess that would be interesting, but I hope the
contest sponsors will provide the raw results in a
format I can import into MS-Access, or on a website
equipped to drill down into the data to display these

An interesting "evolutionary" step, but not

"Wow!  I just came in 1st in single-op, 80-40-20,
100W, vertical antenna/ground mounted, low loss coax,
dipole on 80, unassisted, 462 ft ASL, 44 deg N, 1500
mi. inland, no speech processor, no voice keyer, 16h
on 80m/12h on 40m/10h on 20m category!!!  I'm the king
of the world!!!"


Ken Alexander

-- VE5ZX <ve5zx at hotmail.com> wrote:

> > 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!

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