[CQ-Contest] Techniques of Ye Olden Days

Greg - N3ZL n3zl.radio at gmail.com
Tue Sep 1 14:25:08 PDT 2009

Let me clarify: I do typically use N1MM logger and don't have any
issues with scoring. I was just imagining having 1000 QSOs in a paper
logged contest like IARU or CQ WW where QSOs count for different
amounts of points: you can't simply multiply multipliers by QSOs. (But
you can get a general idea.) To figure out your exact score you'd have
to keep track of how many 3 pointers, 2 pointers, 1 pointers, etc. you

73 de Greg N3ZL

On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 10:48 AM, Greg - N3ZL<n3zl.radio at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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