Re: Open Ukraine RTTY championship

Buck McDaniel

Pardon my ignorance here...

I noticed that NC QSO party ignores software points and calculates them itself.  Are other contests requiring the contestants to submit their total scores, multipliers etc.?

If not, or maybe if so, Can you create a generic contest logger that can be allows the users to set the terms.

The State QSO party software is similar to most contests except for the unique list of counties.  But, the duplicate checker, the countries list, the list of states showing up are a great start towards a generic contest logger.

Some contests, like the QSOPs do have a unique list of counties, but what about FD, RTTY, etc.?  Most of the actual contact entries are similar:
Unique states, unique prefixes, unique reports, serial numbers, etc. 

Some of the smaller contests I've seen just require a user to fill in their personal information and then just upload a log with the fields they require. 

If the user can edit the field names for the ADIF file, I think it would be possible to create a generic app that would be suitable for hundreds of little sprints and contests you could never justify writing a unique app for.

It's just a thought.    Let me know if I can help in any way. 

PS, I already see all the features I'm asking for.  There are just some in contest logs and some in ACL.

On Wed, Mar 3, 2021 at 10:46 AM Scott Davis via <> wrote:
Hi Dave,

Thanks for your e-mail.

All of our contesting software is contest specific. Each program is specifically designed with one contest in mind. You are of course free to use the programs for any contests that you like, but finding an existing program that will support another contest will be quite difficult.

Even if you find an existing program with an identical exchange, there are other parameters you'll have to check as well. For example, are the points counted the same per mode? Do you work the station once, once per band, once per mode or once per band and mode? Will the existing program create a Cabrillo file that the contest sponsors for the other contest will accept? What are the multipliers - states, sections, countries, counties. etc? Are multipliers counted once, once per band, once per mode, or once per band and mode. The list goes on!

As you can see, there is a lot more that goes into preparing Amateur Radio contesting software in addition to logging a specific exchange. I'm doing my best to create contest specific applications that each perform their intended function very well, so they generally are not adaptable to other contests for which they were not designed.

If there is a contest that you are interested in that I currently don't support, please touch base and let me know. One of the criteria for adding contests to my future projects list is the amount of interest users have for a particular contest!

Be well and enjoy!

73, Kimberly, KA3SEQ

Serving the Amateur Radio community with contesting and general logging software since 1997.

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-----Original Message-----
From: KC3JNW <kc3jnw@...>
Sent: Wed, Mar 3, 2021 9:35 am
Subject: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Open Ukraine RTTY championship

Any idea which N3FJP contest program I could use for the Open Ukraine RTTY Championship?

Exchange is state + serial #  ie  PA-001  I believe it is a 4 or 5 character exchange with state and serial combined.


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