[CQ-Contest] Rookie Roundup Scoring

Ward Silver hwardsil at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 19:49:18 PST 2010

For the first couple of runs, the cutoff time will likely be "flexible", but 
the point is to be prompt.  How flexible will be determined by the contest 
admin at HQ and the server gurus.

Before we get too wrapped up in fine points of the law, this is going to be 
verion one-point-uh-oh of something new.  There's going to be a learning 
curve for both the users and the sponsors.  Expect adjustments as experience 
with the process accumulates.  Sean's blog will be fairly active :-)

Note - an immature version of the rules was mistakenly posted on the ARRL 
site, but the correct version is there now.

73, Ward N0AX

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ron Notarius W3WN" <wn3vaw at verizon.net>
To: "'Ward Silver'" <hwardsil at gmail.com>; "'CQ-Contest Reflector'" 
<cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Friday, February 12, 2010 5:36 PM
Subject: RE: [CQ-Contest] Rookie Roundup Scoring

> 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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