[CQ-Contest] Rookie Roundup Scoring

Ward Silver hwardsil at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 09:42:10 PST 2010

Just to clear up a couple of misconceptions - it will not be necessary for a QSO to be submitted instantly for it to be validated by the software.  I can't speak exactly as to the details, but the general idea is to build up a list of submitted QSOs.  As the software is able to match them up, they'll be validated and points added to the score.  If a QSO is not submitted, the server will be "open for business" until ten minutes after the contest and then stop accepting QSOs.  It will then go through the entire list of non-validated QSOs and match up all that it can.

So you don't have to be on-line for the whole contest.  Once an hour or once at the end of the contest will be fine.  The score will turn out to be the same either way.

Eventually, after people figure out how easy it is to do this and more programs incorporate the QSO submittal interface, like having cq-contest and 3830 we'll begin to wonder how we ever did without it.

73, Ward N0AX

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