[CQ-Contest] technical challenge

Paul J. Piercey p.piercey at nl.rogers.com
Mon May 28 07:21:02 EDT 2007

I think what he meant was that you don't have to wait for some extended
period of time to see the score published. You know as soon as it is
tabulated. 3830 gave you the results of a few when they got on that
frequency to read them out. Only a few do that now from what I've heard. The
3830 reflector does it in a little longer period of time but Gerry W1VE's
site gives it to you almost instantly. Like a leader board in golf or the
Tower at Indy.

This is the second contest I've used it and I find it quite inspiring to see
someone's score and aim to beat it. Makes you sit in the chair just a little
longer. Loads of fun.

I did notice that there were a few stations showing a disproportionate
amount of mults per QSO... 3:1 in some respects. Other than that, it is a
good indicator of how you're doing. I'd like to see it more wide-spread and,
with time, I guess it will be.

Of course, there are always those who never want to 'tip their hand' to the

73 -- Paul VO1HE  

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com 
> [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Zack Widup
> Sent: May 28, 2007 00:06
> To: Rick Dougherty NQ4I
> Cc: cq-contest at contesting.com
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] technical challenge
> Hmm ... in boxing, figure skating and probably most Olympic 
> competitions, no one knows your score until your performance 
> is over. Contesting is different because at least one person 
> or group knows the score before the contest is over.
> We never had the capability until internet, so I agree ... 
> why not use it?
> 73, Zack W9SZ
> On Sun, 27 May 2007, Rick Dougherty NQ4I wrote:
> > Hi all....it has come to my attention that in every sport except 
> > Boxing and Ham Radio Contesting.... the score is known and 
> posted for 
> > all to see in real time...I challenge the other USA M-M's to post 
> > their scores live on the Internet...this technology is currently 
> > available and it is time for us to embrace some changes...from this 
> > date forward, the NQ4I team will be posting their score in 
> real-time on the Internet.....
> > 
> > 73 de Rick NQ4I
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