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

Radiosporting Fan radiosporting at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 7 18:48:43 EDT 2006

> That's why this idea is such a non-starter, Ev. 
> Categorizing is the first thing you have to do to
> extract any meaning at all from the contest results.
> Call it filtering if you want, it's the same thing.
> It baffles me why you think you can get away without
> them.

I'll try framing things another way...

What if categories (as they are established and
defined by the contest sponsor in today's world) were
*replaced* by requiring stations to reveal the
conditions under which *they* attained the score that
they did?

Stop there.  Categories exist in both scenarios.

In one, the sponsor predefines them and operators then
fit to what best suits them (often waiting until an
event is over before determining what category they
will enter!).

In the other, participants "go for broke" and then use
the revealed information about other stations to
compare and contrast.

Ev, W2EV

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