[CQ-Contest] Online Scoreboards
kd4d at comcast.net
Thu Nov 22 10:58:02 EST 2018
I strongly disagree. I believe that Radiosport should retain Single Operator categories where the game is not played on the air and not on partially on the internet. Requiring an internet connection is not is not in that spirit - neither is having access to scoring information from other stations that does not come over the radio.
When operating in Single Operator categories, I don't have internet connections active. The computer logging networks I use are not connected to the internet at all, ever (this eliminates problems with updates and anti-virus false positives). When using spots for multi-ops (or WAE), I use a separate computer to connect to the internet on a different network for spotting.
The good news (!) is that there is room for Single Operator categories without any interference with the "connected" Assisted and Multi-operator categories. When you work me in a contest, you aren't usually even aware of whether I'm Single Operator or not (Sweepstakes being the exception due to the precedence).
BTW, the WRTC competition did connect the competitors to an on-line scoreboard, but competitors had no access to the information. The WRTC organizers provided the connection and carefully controlled it. The competitors were prohibited by the rules from looking at the scoreboard (or having any other internet information). Cell phones were taken for the contest period!
First, during WRTC, the competitors did not have access to the on-line scoreboard information during the contest.
> On November 21, 2018 at 5:56 PM Juan Hidalgo EA8RM <ea8cac at gmail.com> wrote:
> Totally agree with Steve. That’s happened specially during WRTC qualification contest.
> It is time to include in the rules “the station must publish score during the contest” so less hopping categories after the contest.
> Today it is no problem to connect internet from anywhere in the world like 20 years ago, it is time to do some more changes.
> 73 de EA8RM / EF8R
> EF8U Manager
> Enviado desde mi iPhone
> > El 20 nov 2018, a las 20:49, Steve London <n2icarrl at gmail.com> escribió:
> > The problem with the online scoreboard chase is that it not balanced. After encouraging folks to post their scores, I can choose to not post my score. Thus, I have real-time knowledge about the competition that they don't have about me. This is not true in any other sport.
> > 73,
> > Steve, N2IC
> >> On 11/20/2018 11:50 AM, Bill via CQ-Contest wrote:
> >> With contest final results taking so long to come out, contestonlinescore.com
> >> and 3830scores.com have become the defacto contest results for me. The online
> >> chase is great - many thanks to Victor VA2WA and Randy K5ZD!
> >> 73, Bill KO7SS in Arizona
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