[CQ-Contest] Logging Programs - another statistic
mda at n1en.org
Mon Jun 29 20:12:21 EDT 2015
I was also thinking that it's a function of: you stick with what you know.
I forget how exactly I was introduced to the N1MM logging program. (I remember how I was introduced to N1MM himself.) The price was right and the developers didn't yell at me too much for abusing the program.
I'm under the impression that many of the current crop of elite contesters cut their contesting teeth either when CT was the gold standard, or shortly thereafter.
If it works, you use what you know. If it quits working, then you go try something new (preferably something not too dissimilar from what you're used to).
Michael Adams | N1EN | mda at n1en.org
different contests, different regions, different outcome. Here is what participants in Worked All Germany Contest used 2013 (scroll to the
http://www.darc.de/referate/dx/contest/wag/en/newsarchives/ - some strong "local content" with i.e. UCX-log.
Only gut feeling: WT seems to be widely used by high scoring stations while N1MM seems to be more evenly distributed from category winners, too, to more casual operators.
Besides specific requirements for ports or networking I would support the view of "a Pepsi/Coke"-argument and recommend anyone to check a variety of programs. That allows to find the one feeling most reliable and comfortable even at 0430 local time...
Best 73, Chris DL8MBS
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