[CQ-Contest] Techniques of Ye Olden Days

Tom Osborne w7why at verizon.net
Tue Sep 1 14:40:32 PDT 2009

Hi Greg

I think the last contest I did with pencil and paper was the CW  WPX around 
'90.  I had 685 Q's and had to go through the log and sort the multipliers, 
dupes, etc, by hand.  That actually took longer than doing the contest.  It 
was a real PITA to figure mults, etc.  Keeping a dupe sheet was a real pain, 

That was also the last time I used a bug in a CW contest instead of a keyer. 
It's a lot easier with a computer.  73


> 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
> worked.
> 73 de Greg N3ZL

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