[CQ-Contest] Tesla Cup 2006 on hold

k3bu at optonline.net k3bu at optonline.net
Wed Sep 13 22:32:41 EDT 2006

Looks like we will have to put Tesla Cup 2006 on hold due to lack of preparation and support.

I was extremely busy with business and work around restoration of Tesla House (old WOO AT&T Ocean Gate site) and could not properly take care around sponsorship and legistics around the contest. Flooded house from the huricane did not help either.

Just a brief history. As a result of some comments and unhappiness with most contests being "unfair" and having biased rules, I gave it a try to come up with rules that would eliminate or minimize those shortcomings in view of the changing atmosphere of contesting. We rehashed the rules and I think they address most of the problems and provide more levelled field and way of comparing contester's performance.

I tried to get "godfather" for the contest, approached ARRL, CQ and major clubs YCCC, FRC and lately my OK contest buddies, but got negative or no response ("who needs another contest"?). When I approached logger authors, not much either. I would like to try one more godfather and if not successfull, we will try to get it up and running for the next year by our Tesla RC.

What we are looking for is the updates for loggers to incorporate scoring system, scores reporting and log reception and checking. We can provide web site, rules and administration. Any takers?

I have received some inquiries and help with translating the rules to different languages, for which I thank you very much. I think we have potentially great contest at good propagation time and it deserves to be brought to life. 

I am terribly sorry that I could not get it of the starting blocks this Tesla's 150th anniversary year, but life priorities forced me to do that.
I think it is time to have a contest with rules like Tesla Cup with internet support and administered by us, contesters.

I will consolidate the web pages and try to have it properly massaged for the 151st birthday of this great engineering geniouse's birthday next year.
Any help is appreciated.

73 Yuri, K3BU

Yuri Blanarovich, K3BU

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