[CQ-Contest] New Doin's at the Contesting Compendium

Pete Smith n4zr at contesting.com
Tue May 26 14:19:30 PDT 2009

The Contest Compendium's Table of Contents 
<http://wiki.contesting.com/index.php/Table_of_Contents> has just 
undergone a wholesale makeover, which will make it much easier for 
you to find topic areas where you would like to read or contribute, 
either in the form of new articles or by editing what is already there.

Eric, K3NA, did the work on this, and he has also come up with a new 
concept (for the ham radio world, anyway) called Open Notebooks 
These are are wiki pages that record information about ongoing 
projects by contesters. The term "projects" covers a wide range of 
territory, from day-to-day details about constructing and maintaining 
a specific contest station to complex research & development projects 
that aim to advance the state of the art.  Comments and suggestions 
are not only invited, but actively sought.  If you would like to 
share your current projects, or encourage others to help you solve 
problems or find new solutions, this can be a very convenient way, 
because the format can include graphics, audio recordings, and other 
multimedia files.

Meanwhile, a growing number of articles is being added every day 
every day.  Today's crop includes revisions to the section on search 
and pounce techniques, a new section on pileup techniques from the 
calling station's perspective, and a new section on the use of older 
transceivers for contesting, with what we hope is some good advice on 
good contest rigs that won't break the bank.  Have ideas in these or 
other areas?  Join us and give back your knowledge to ham radio 
contesters everywhere!

I can't begin to summarize all the information that is being added 
daily by contesters world-wide - come check out the Table of Contents 
and see what I mean.

73, Pete N4ZR
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