- Encouraging Casual Participation in Contests
Re: Encouraging Casual Participation in Contests
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You say it is “very important” to get more of the casual ops to enter, Jim, and that we “really need to teach logging”. I’m not sure I agree with either assertion because they are both value judgements and context-dependent Various things are “important”, not just getting casual ops to enter, and logging is just one of many capabilities required or desired.
From: ARRL-Contesting@... <ARRL-Contesting@...> On Behalf Of Jim Shepherd
Sent: 12 January 2021 17:49
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Contesting] Encouraging Casual Participation in Contests
On Mon, Jan 11, 2021 at 08:09 AM, Tom Taormina wrote:
There is no such thing as a level playing field. We have proven that over the years in WRTC. There are many casual operators who have stumbled across a contest and given out Q’s as log fodder or to get a new state or country. You will seldom get them to turn in a log.
Instead of speculating about participation and log submission, someone needs to do a survey monkey to those who appear in other’s logs but did not submit their log.
Tom Taormina, K5RC
The Comstock Memorial Station, W7RN
Tom K5RC has a good point. Getting more of the casual operators to send in a log is very important. There were several casual and even a couple of seasoned contesters instate that did not send in a log for the NVQSO even with a reminder email. These operators showed up in a bunch of out-of-state logs and a couple even put scores in 3830Scores. We really need to teach logging rather than worrying about tribanders and wires.
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