[CQ-Contest] When it's over, it's over (again)

Ron Notarius W3WN wn3vaw at verizon.net
Fri Nov 11 07:26:22 EST 2016

 It could be done, yes.

But is it really worth doing?  That is the question that I have yet to hear an answer to.  

 What is the rush?  

Yes, I understand that a good number of people want near-instant results.  And yes, I 'get' that a good number of people think this will serve as a deterrent to 'cheating' (though I strongly suspect that those with at best questionable ethics will simply figure out another way).

Regardless, this still strikes me as a solution in search of a problem -- or worse, a solution that may end up being worse than the perceived problem.

73, ron w3wn

On 11/10/16, W0MU Mike Fatchett wrote:

It could be done today. Not entirely different than real time scoring 
on steroids. To stop any Tom foolery the contacts to be uploaded would 
be encrypted. Once you hit enter that qso is locked in...Done no 

Start on a Sprint or a CWT or similar 4 hour event or maybe even a one 
hour event.


On 11/10/2016 1:51 PM, Ward Silver wrote:
> Buffering, my boy, buffering!
> The online gamers don't seem to have too many problems. Yeah, there 
> are outages and they shriek in fury. Our game would go on apace 
> (except for maybe no spots) but there would be a backlog (see, the log 
> will never die) to upload once service is restored. And I'm sure 
> completely off-line entries would be acceptable.
> We just need to start moving in this direction to see what problems 
> arise.
> 73, Wardster
> On 11/10/2016 2:32 PM, Jeff Stai wrote:
>> On Thu, Nov 10, 2016 at 8:18 AM, Ward Silver <hwardsil at gmail.com 
>> <mailto:hwardsil at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> I would prefer in the long term that QSOs are submitted in real-time
>> As great as that sounds, that will be a long time coming I expect and 
>> hope, considering how often my internet goes down...
>> 73 jeff wk6i
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