[VHFcontesting] ARRL Offers Members Expanded Contest Results on the Web

Henderson, Dan N1ND dhenderson at arrl.org
Fri Apr 19 15:58:39 EDT 2002

ARRL Debuts Expanded Online Contest Coverage

The ARRL is proud to announce the introduction of expanded online coverage
of ARRL contests effective April 19, 2002. The URL for expanded ARRL Contest
coverage is http://www.arrl.org/contests/results/ . ARRL staff members and
volunteers have spent many months in planning and developing this expanded
online resource to provide more detailed, in-depth coverage of ARRL events
on the Web.  Expanded ARRL Contest coverage online supplements coverage in

The first contest results presented in the expanded online format are the
2001 ARRL November Sweepstakes, CW. The online presentation features:

Ø An interactive, searchable database of the line scores. In addition to the
information normally presented in QST, you can see band-by-band QSO
breakdowns, hours operated, check and club affiliation for each entry. The
database is searchable by call sign, entry class, ARRL Section or Division,
and club. You can sort the results by many criteria, including call, score,
QSOs, multipliers, or band QSOs.

Ø Expanded Soapbox comments. In the initial presentation, Soapbox comments
from all of the electronic Cabrillo entries are included. For future
contests, the Soapbox tools will be available for entrants to add their
comments or photos immediately after the contest. 

Ø An expanded version of the contest write-up that appears in QST. Written
by noted competitor Randy Thompson, K5ZD, the expanded writeup goes into
much more detail than the typical QST presentation. Also included are
station descriptions for the top 10 entrants in each single-op category, a
sidebar story about the log checking process by K5ZD and a sidebar about the
history of the November Sweepstakes by Doug Grant, K1DG.

Ø Updated contest category records. Ken Adams, K5KA, and Dave Clemons,
K1VUT, have teamed up to provided updated November Sweepstakes records for
each entry class and ARRL Division and Section, as well as overall category

The new features add to existing online resources for contesters, including
complete ARRL contest rules and forms, the ARRL Contest Calendar, and the
Contest Corral listing of contests throughout the year. ARRL Members may
also subscribe to the ARRL Contest Rate Sheet, a biweekly e-mail newsletter
that debuted in March 2002. 

Access to the extended coverage is available to ARRL members. To visit the
site, you need to be logged on to the ARRL website with your user name and
password. If you have not registered, you may do so online at
www.arrl.org/members. As has been our practice for several years, non-ARRL
members will continue to be able to view a PDF file of the QST results
article from the main ARRL Contest Branch Web page at www.arrl.org/contests
approximately 30 days after the issue of QST in which it appears has been

ARRL Contests Online is considered a "work in progress." The online
presentation will be flexible, allowing us to improve the site as it
develops. As new contest results become available, they will be added to the
site. As you explore the site, we welcome your feedback. You may contact
contests at arrl.org with your comments or suggestions. You may also contact us
by phone at 860-594-0232. 

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