[CQ-Contest] Driving at 4AM

W0MU Mike Fatchett w0mu at w0mu.com
Mon Feb 9 14:25:52 EST 2009

I would be curious what the percent is for CQWW, WPX, ARRL DX. 

"A slip of the foot you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may
never get over." Ben Franklin
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Sent: Monday, February 09, 2009 11:24 AM
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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Driving at 4AM

On Feb 9, 2009, at 12:30 PM, W0MU Mike Fatchett wrote:

> On Feb 9, 2009, at 11:34 AM, <ve4xt at mts.net> <ve4xt at mts.net> wrote:

>>> No. Sponsors want to receive as many logs as they can, from hard- 
>>> core
> contesters AND casual >>contesters alike.  Contests don't exist for 
> contesters alone.
> Huh?  Contests exist for the competition.  Non contesters join in to 
> have fun, work new countries, counties, states, whatever.  The very 
> casual op who is not into contesting probably does not submit a log 
> nor do they care who wins.  I give out lots of contacts in contests 
> that I don't submit logs for.
	We want to get more contesters, both casual and serious. Getting
more logs is always a good thing. I think Kelly might have meant "hard core
contesters alone" instead of just "contesters alone".

> What is the percent of log received in comparison to all that 
> participated?

Rough estimate for PAQSO is around 50 percent. Every year I tell the troops
to be sure to send in their logs, because it gives us feedback as well as
the normal scoring/log checking reasons. On the other hand, there have been
people who submit a very small log who win sections or counties because no
one else did. Often there were people who operated, and didn't send in a log
who would have won. I know because I see them in the other logs. A guy last
year won a county with only a few QSO's. He was pretty embarrassed about
whether he deserved the award or not, but I told him that there were two
parts of contesting that were required. One is to operate, Second is to send
in the log.  
The other Ops who made a lot more contacts than he did did not perform part
two. So he won, and I was happy to send him his certificate.

-73 de Mike N3LI -

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