[CQ-Contest] technical challenge

Mark Beckwith n5ot at n5ot.com
Mon May 28 18:16:27 EDT 2007

> Knowing other peoples scores during an event
> adds excitement and motivates us "non top-10ers"
> to "eek out" a few more QSO's before
> packing it in.  It's fun. :)

I'm not sure this statement represents everyone, Ev.  There are plenty of 
times where someone has pitched it in after learning that the op they were 
chasing was so far ahead of them, they threw in the towel rather than 
"eeking out" a few more QSOs.

The dynamic of contests where people know how the competition is doing 
compared to contests where they don't is not a new idea.

The element of NOT knowing how your competition is doing is not without 

Not all contests should be the same.


Mark, N5OT 

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