[CQ-Contest] Pre-register to Play (Was: DXC Entry Reclassified to High Power)

kzerohb at gmail.com kzerohb at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 22:35:32 EDT 2016

Mike, I think that this idea is DOA.

1) In the whole universe of contesters for any given worldwide or continental-scope contest, there is an almost invisible fraction of players who will go to the medal stand.  These folks (mostly) know who they are, and they would observe the 48-hour-prior registration deadline.
2) Some other small fraction, hopefuls, rising stars, soldiers-who-always-follow-orders, etc., would take enough time to sift through the rules and discover this “Register to Play” rule, and comply.
3) The remainder of us “Joe Sixpack” guys who drop in to just make a few Q’s, to practice for a different contest, to contribute some points to Minnesota Wireless,  to fill up some zone-dxcc-iota-state band/mode slots, or to (whatever), would ignore (or maybe not even know about) this rule, and would be shunned as “score reductions” and this reflector would be graced by yet one more persistent thread with a subject line about “My Q wasn’t good enough for them”.

73, de Hans, KØHB
"Just a boy and his radio"™

From: W0MU Mike Fatchett
Sent: Thursday, October 6, 2016 2:09 AM
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] DXC Entry Reclassified to High Power

I think this idea could actually work is all entrants were required to 
sign up 48 hours prior to the event.  24 hours from the event a list of 
entrants would be made available so that you could update your software 
to alert you to stations not in the contest and you could choose to work 
them or not.  It still would not solve the issue where someone fails to 
send in a log but if someone took the time to sign up they probably 
would send in a log and the organizers would have an email address to 
ask for it in the case they forgot, etc.

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