[CQ-Contest] Rookie Roundup - web v. print

Kenneth E. Harker kenharker at kenharker.com
Fri Feb 12 12:02:24 PST 2010

     It looks like the file on the web site changed about half an hour 
after I made my post to the list :-)  


     The web site still says "licensed for three years or less" rather than
the 2 years or less in the QST column.

On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 12:19:52PM -0700, Wayne Mills wrote:
> Kenneth,
> Forty eight hours for submission is NOT the latest version of the rules. I
> don't know when the rule was actually changed -- or if it was -- but the
> version on the Web changed from yesterday to today. I checked with Dave
> Patton, and he confirmed that 10 minutes is correct. It's not real-time. No
> Internet worries. It's just a very short submission time. Totally different
> concept.
> 73, Wayne, N7NG
> Jackson Hole
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com
> [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Kenneth E. Harker
> Sent: Friday, February 12, 2010 7:04 AM
> To: CQ Contest
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Rookie Roundup - web v. print
>      I notice a couple of discrepancies between the online rules for the
> Rookie Roundup and the contest announcement in Sean KX9X's column in March
> (p. 77).
> Eligibility:
>   Print: licensed 2 years or less 
>   Web: licensed 3 years or less
> Log submissions:
>   Print: "100% real-time contact logging, scoring, and adjudication"
>   Web: Logs submitted in Cabrillo format via the Internet within 48 hours
> Should we assume that the web version represents the most-recent and 
> most-accurate version of the rules?
> Also, I notice that the web version "formula" for the CW contest date
> could result in conflicts with the ARRL 10 Meter Contest on those years
> when December 1 is a Saturday.  Normally, the ARRL 160 Meter contest is the 
> first weekend and the ARRL 10 Meter Contest is the second weekend, but
> because the ARRL 160 Meter Contest actually starts on Friday, the ARRL has
> in the past scheduled it for December 7-8-9, whcih is the first Friday in 
> December, but actually the second weekend.  As a result, this moved the 
> ARRL 10 Meter contest back to December 15-16, which is actually the third 
> full weekend of December in those years.  This Rookie Roundup date will 
> only work if (a) the ARRL stops scheduling the ARRL 160 Meter Contest on 
> December 7-8-9, but instead uses the Nov 30-Dec 1-2 option consistently,
> (b) is willing to confuse rookies by pushing the contest to the fourth 
> weekend, December 22-23, every seven years or so, or (c) doesn't mind the
> overlap with the ARRL 10 Meter Contest.
> -- 
> Kenneth E. Harker WM5R
> kenharker at kenharker.com
> http://www.kenharker.com/
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