[CQ-Contest] Real World Testing The Packet/Skimmer Score IncreaseHypothesis

Paul J. Piercey p.piercey at nl.rogers.com
Mon Jun 16 09:28:28 EDT 2008

Another possibility would be to create a non-competing team of
middle-of-the-pack ops (possibly a couple guys who just missed out), set
them up with Skimmer in WRTC where they otherwise follow the same rules as
the competing teams and see how they do. All other things being equal, it
may prove interesting.

73 -- Paul VO1HE

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com 
> [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Ken Widelitz
> Sent: June 16, 2008 05:48
> To: Cq-Contest Reflector
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Real World Testing The Packet/Skimmer 
> Score IncreaseHypothesis
> The Packet/Skimmer Score Increase Hypothesis can be real 
> world tested in any contest by pairs of comparable single 
> operators/stations not necessarily interested in competing 
> for a top score, but who alternate each year using 
> Packet/Skimmers or not. The station using Packet/Skimmer can 
> submit as a Multi-op or a checklog. This proposal does not 
> require all out efforts. The pairs merely need to decide 
> ahead of time the operating hours. Certainly propagation 
> conditions will vary year to year, as will the state of the 
> art of the Skimmer. However, year to year comparisons with a 
> "paired" comparable station should generate valid data.
> Beyond that, contesters could get a taste of what 
> Packet/Skimmers add to, or detract from, their own personal 
> contesting enjoyment. Maybe it will be as distasteful as you 
> expect. Or, you might find you like the spice of variety.
> Anyway, the ongoing discussion could be suspended for 2 or 3 
> years while real data is being collected and analyzed. Then 
> the Rules Wars can begin anew.
> 73, Ken, K6LA / VY2TT
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