[CQ-Contest] Rules for CQ WW DX Contest 2015

Jack Haverty k3fiv at arrl.net
Sat Jun 6 14:01:12 EDT 2015

On 06/06/2015 06:52 AM, Randy Thompson K5ZD wrote:
> The final rules for the CQ WW DX Contest 2015 have been announced.
> http://cqww.com/blog/rules-announced-for-cq-ww-contest-2015/

Cool!  I just studied the new rules and the inclusion of the "recording"
aspect gave me an idea for solving one of my long-term contesting
problems - I often just can't type fast and accurately.  My score is
limited by my typing skills.

Now I can just record the entire contest and simply use that recording
as my log.  No more need to type at all, just make sure everything
needed is in the recording/log.

Of course, I'll have to spend some time to convert my log after the
contest ends into the proper Cabrillo format as required for submission.
  But I can do that without the pressure of contest frenzy, as long as I
make the deadline.  I bet my recording software can even slow down that
fast CW to make it easier for me to convert it accurately into Cabrillo.
  My typing skills no longer matter.

I'll probably still use my traditional logging program to assist me in
avoiding dupes when I'm S&Ping.  But running -- just let the recorder
capture it all.  Should improve rates quite a bit.

Hmmm.  Perhaps this is not what the rules intended?   Well, they require
me to record the contest, and don't say anything about my log other than
I have to submit it in Cabrillo standard format.  So, why not?

I promise not to use the recording to modify my log.  How can I?  The
recording *is* my log.  I just have to convert it into Cabrillo format.

I can even be Unassisted.

Removing tongue from cheek...
/Jack de K3FIV

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