[VHFcontesting] Contest Scoring in General

Joseph Nieves n2tee73 at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 2 21:32:34 PST 2011


I would first like to say how appreciative I am of all the hard work that goes into scoring and sponsoring a contest.  Since this labor of love is for the most part done strictly by volunteers, I can assume the hardware, bandwidth, storage and dedicated human resources vary wildly amongst different projects which in turn impact publication times.  From a scorers perspective, what are the most time consuming tasks?  I can make my own general assumptions (paper logs, wide gap in time-stamps, exchange anomalies, multiple script runs etc.), yet this means nothing since I've never participated in this activity.

While on this topic, are there generally accepted norms for things like time-stamp discrepancy allowances or other fungible factors?  Does each contest have their own scoring schema?  A bit curious since I've never come across any sort of published algorithm on how scoring should be done.


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