Sunday, October 31, 2010

Boy did I ever SCREW UP.......

 Below is my score from the RDXC contest after my bad calls, bad exchanges and not in the log penalties my final score was a BIG "0" !!!!!! Now that is a humbling experience,  I had limited time in the contest and only made 24 QSO's. One would think what could go wrong with 24 contacts.....below is the answer.

 VE3WDM claimed and confirmed results in RDXC-2010:
  Entry : SOAB-CW-LP

              C l a i m e d:             C o n f i r m e d:
       QSOs Points DXCC Obls  Total  QSOs Points DXCC Obls  Total

Total :   24   122  20   2     2684          8     0   7   1        0
  14  :   22   114  18   2                       6     0   5   1
  21  :    2     8   2   0                          2     8   2   0

  Penalties for:
    bad calls = 6
    bad exchanges = 6
    not in log = 3
  Other missed QSOs (no penalty) = 7
  Unical calls = 0

Was my cat Oliver in this contest while I went for breaks.....out of 24 contacts I rolled out 15 total mistakes oh then there were the missed QSO's but no penalty there.

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Band Mode UTC  Station   Sent Rcvd

 14  CW  13:39 JT1CO      002  197   Your exchange was copied as 001
         ...............               002  197   Correct exchange is 167
 14  CW  13:42 UW3U      003  306   Not in UW3U log
 14  CW  14:11 RT3T        005  NN    Not in RT3T log
 14  CW  15:11 OF3G       010  151   Correct callsign is OL3Z
 14  CW  15:14 W6YI        011  200   Your exchange was copied as 044
 14  CW  15:24 OK1IC       012  433   Your exchange was copied as 013
         ...............               012  433   Correct exchange is 434
 14  CW  15:54 UZ0A        015  426   Correct callsign is UZ0U
         ...............               015  426   Correct exchange is 436
 14  CW  15:55 SK3W       016  406   Your exchange was copied as 015
         ...............               016  406   Correct exchange is 407
 14  CW  16:01 IK3W        017  418   Correct callsign is SK3W
 14  CW  16:43 LY9K        018  517   Correct callsign is LY9Y
         ...............               018  517   Your exchange was copied as 008
 14  CW  16:49 LN9Z        019  390   Correct exchange is 388
 14  CW  16:52 M5B         020  230   Correct exchange is 240
 14  CW  17:04 5G5C         021  316   Correct callsign is HG5C
         ...............               021  316   VE3DDM in 5G5C log
 14  CW  17:15 KH6BM    022  011   Correct callsign is KH6MB
 14  CW  17:32 GM3WOJ  023  716   Not in GM3WOJ log
 14  CW  18:05 HG5C       024  427   Your exchange was copied as 022

The good news is it can only get better and I sure hope it does. I will say I do like getting these score break downs as it lets me know  how I did and were things went wrong.....in the case of this contest I did not do well and just about everywhere things went wrong were they could go wrong.  

6 comments:

  1. Hi Mike, well at least you had a go, I havent entered a contest yet, though I've made a dozen or so this weekend in the CQ WWW SSB contest, but now I have to figure out if I can export from HRD into cabrillo format.

    I expect I'll be posting something similar to yours pretty soon !

    73 Paul.

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  2. Good afternoon Paul, I was looking at my HRD program and only see ADIF files. For contests I use N1MM and it has cab or ADIF file creation possible. If you do find out let me know how you did it.

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  3. Mike, keep in mind that it is very rare for a submitted score to equal the final score. This month's National Contest Journal's lead article is on that very topic, why it occurs (and must occur) and how to minimize it.

    You're far from alone!

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  4. Hi Mike, oh boy... consider it as an exercise. I am not a contester really, since 35 years only 2 times. It could happen to me too. 73 Paul

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  5. Hi John, I get NCJ and look forward to reading the article.

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  6. Hi Paul, as I have been told exercise can be painful at times...:)

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