[CQ-Contest] Rookie Roundup Scoring

Ron Notarius W3WN wn3vaw at verizon.net
Fri Feb 12 15:36:16 PST 2010

10 minutes after the end of the contest?

Isn't that cutting it just a little tight?  Especially for a contest
designed for Rookie contesters and operators?

-----Original Message-----
From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com
[mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Ward Silver
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2010 12:42 PM
To: CQ-Contest Reflector
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Rookie Roundup Scoring

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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