[CQ-Contest] tech challenge - SAY WHAT?

DL8MBS prickler.schneider at t-online.de
Sun Jun 3 09:54:13 EDT 2007

Rick Tavan N6XI wrote:

> like online score tracking for two main reasons:
>   1. It makes contesting a sort of spectator sport, especially for the
>   part-timers. In the long run it will get more folks on the air for more
>   hours.
Hi Rick, as a regular parttimer I disagree. Watching the board or even 
been logged in and competing with others for a while will only make me 
more aware that I´m a parttimer and therefore with the given rules of 
most contests not a competitor (the scores being mostly a function of 
invested time). But scoreboards are something to stimulate competition, 
not parttime "handing-out-a-few-qsos" (which is of course fine if 
intended) The invested time can´t be incereased by using a scoreboard 
but is mostly determined by our other activities and duties.
73, Chris


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