[CQ-Contest] Posting Scores

Rick Dougherty rick at nq4i.com
Sun Mar 22 11:41:41 EDT 2015

Hi Pete...very valid points...I have been an ardent supporter and user for
a number of years...over the years most comments
that I hear is 1. my operating strategy is mine and mine alone, and I would
be sharing it if I post
2. I don't know how to use it
3. I am against the technology
4. ad nauseum

It is my opinion that in case 1, we already know what bands any one is one
thanks to skimmer. So band changes and things relative
to where in the band one operates is relatively easy to determine. If you
know who your competition is, it is easy to keep watch. This past weekend,
there were 100-150 online users who posted their scores. A large number
from EU and UA (of course they sponsored the contest) What was also
apparent was there were 3 times (read 300 or more) visitors who used the
site to watch what was being posted. I wonder how many of those people who
state they refuse to post their score because it shows their technique, are
the same ones who are watching to see what the actual ones posting are

Case 2 is just a matter of trying, using and seeking assistance if needed.

Case 3, you better hang on buddy. Its leaving you at the station!

Case 4, I guess these are the people who feel bullied by my comments ( I
had to do it Dave) I'm not a bully nor do I intend to bully
but if I can raise the awareness and increase the use of the technology so
be it.

on a fun note, there is not much more entertainment when you and your
competitor are hot and heavy at it and you can watch the scoring chart on
the website and see the shape and directions of your scores and where the
merge, or converge or extend apart. It keeps some excitement going, and we
sure needed some excitement this past weekend because the conditions were
in the toilet!

I am more than willing to help anyone who feels intimidated by the site or
does not know how to use it. I have been a Win-Test user for a number of
years, and have used the UA site for a number of years. Please call me or
email if you need help.

To those who do post their scores, thanks you help make things a little
more exciting and enjoyable.

And to Pete thanks for letting me tail end on your comments.

de Rick

On Sun, Mar 22, 2015 at 10:12 AM, Pete Smith N4ZR <n4zr at contesting.com>

>  Rick, there have been a number of issues with the website.  Changing the
> name from .ru to .net wasn't helpful, nor was their invalidating all user
> accounts set up before a certain date - way to punish early adopters.
> Also, the user interface is pretty terrible.  On the plus side I do
> notice that my RDX score is now posted, so maybe on some basic level things
> are working.
> 73, Pete N4ZR
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> On 3/21/2015 9:14 PM, Rick Dougherty NQ4I wrote:
> I cannot believe what I have been seeing and hearing this RDXC!! Hundreds
> of stateside signals and not hardly a one posting a score...I feel very
> strongly that if you USE the technology to have packet, or skimmer
> assistance, then you should post your score! The UA hams have done a really
> wonderful job in their website..it keeps getting better and better...
> My hat is off to the following: W8CAR, AA3B, K3IT, W3LL, W6AWW, N3MX, K3ZU,
> N3BNA, and W1KM for posting their scores for all to see! What a go
> gentlemen!
> So, How about it guys....post, or don't use packet and skimmer!
> NQ4I
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