[CQ-Contest] CHECKLOGS -- another view CQWW-wise

Hank Garretson w6sx at arrl.net
Tue Nov 22 08:34:30 PST 2011

On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 6:37 AM, (K7ZO) Scott Tuthill <k7zo at cableone.net>wrote:

Every year when the UBN report comes out I look it over in detail and
> summarize its results and make recommendations to the NK7U team. Over the
> years our focus on accuracy has really helped our score.  In fact in 2010
> we
> jumped up one position in the standings because of our better logging
> accuracy and we had the lowest score reduction in the Top 5 US M/2.

Improving accuracy is good, but may not always be the end-all. We're
striving for maximum score. Sometimes concentrating too much on accuracy is
counterproductive. For instance, breaking the rhythm of a good run to get a
perfect run-of-the-mill two-pointer in CQWW may not worth it. Perfect
accuracy on a new mult you're not likely to get again is worth it.
Contesting is decisions and compromise.

A great, eye-opening NCCC Webinar by ND2T on accuracy and it's consequences
is here:



Hank, W6SX

Mammoth Lakes, California

Elevation 8083 feet in John Muir's Range of Light

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