[CQ-Contest] Real Time Scoring and Quick Submissions

W0MU Mike Fatchett w0mu at w0mu.com
Mon Nov 14 18:08:23 EST 2016

The LOTW add on might be the most difficult piece.  I am not sure how 
much value there is to the random guy to have his LOTW contact 
immediately available.  I think there is more value in randoms having a 
website where they can go and confirm they made the contact which we 
have with Clublog and other services now.


On 11/14/2016 11:09 AM, Ed Sawyer wrote:
> I think that all of these great ideas can be trialed quite easily in the
> "contest within a contest" format.  Risks harm to no one. Those that want to
> try it do - those that don't or can't - don't.
> A lot of people are already doing this with the real time scoreboard.  I am
> not on it but its not harming me to have people do it.  Seems the same for
> this topic.
> Relative to the LOTW tie, I have had this conversation before asking why
> validated contest Qs are not all just automatically dumped into LOTW.  I
> mean why not right?  The answer, apparently, is that LOTW cares less about
> whether the contact actually occurred (as in timely cross checked logs) and
> more about whether the license holder is authenticated.  5 days after CQ WW
> you log is in and locked down.  But years later, you could upload a Q on
> LOTW and it would be fine with it.
> Ed  N1UR
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