[CQ-Contest] Techniques of Ye Olden Days

Greg - N3ZL n3zl.radio at gmail.com
Tue Sep 1 07:48:11 PDT 2009

Thanks for all the interesting replies, I appreciate all of them. I
see dupe sheets are a popular topic of discussion just like many other
things these days. I suppose all the significant differences have been
discussed, but are there any other ways that operating a contest (or
DXpedition) in the unautomated paper logging era was different than
today? On a slightly different note, but related: are there any tricks
for calculating a claimed score other than lots of tedious work?

73 de Greg N3ZL

On Sun, Aug 30, 2009 at 12:28 AM, Greg - N3ZL<n3zl.radio at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am nineteen years old and have been contesting for five years now.
> Though contesting today is full of computerized logging, rig control,
> DX clusters, and other high tech tools, I think it is interesting to
> learn techniques and tips from the era of handwritten logs. I find it
> quite enjoyable to operate an occasional contest back to basics with
> the radio, paddles, and paper and pencil. From sending cw with your
> non-dominant hand and logging with your other hand to how to
> streamline the paper logging process to how exactly a paper dupe sheet
> was kept and used, I would like to hear about these techniques and
> others from the many experienced contesters on this list. I believe
> learning and practicing these skills is quite fun and could one day
> pay off if, by some chance, I find myself in a DX location during CQ
> WW without a computer. :)
> 73 de Greg N3ZL

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