[CQ-Contest] FW: More ARRL DX Thoughts

Radio K0HB kzerohb at gmail.com
Tue Jun 28 15:27:01 PDT 2011

Contesters aren't as smart as rats.  Wouldn't catch on.

-----Original Message----- 
From: Jimk8mr at aol.com
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 9:15 PM
To: brooke.t.allen at gmail.com ; cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] FW: More ARRL DX Thoughts

I've long thought that logging programs should include an output that
triggers an M&M dispenser for each new multiplier, 100K point barrier,  full
hour of operating without off times, etc.

If rewards work for rats, they ought to work for contesters.

73  -  Jim  K8MR

In a message dated 6/28/2011 4:27:56 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
brooke.t.allen at gmail.com writes:

Much  more can be done in SOFTWARE to make contests more fun. Imagine a .dta
file  with this grid square and county info that is updated real time  from
QRZ.com to fill in blanks.

Work a new state, and a window pops  up briefly with the previously worked
states in gray and the new state  flashing in red.

The same for grid squares. Even working a new county  might pop up a state
map with the counties already worked in gray and the  new one flashing in

A great circle map might flash the path as  a red line for the current
contact, and it leaves a dot on the map for the  contact which begins to
fade, eventually leaving the map  completely.

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