COSB new view option: “Chase the Rabbit”

We have recently implemented a new view option “Chase the Rabbit”. That option could be activated on the “View” page:

It only display the five scores immediately above and five below your score . That would minimize the scoreboard window down to the very minimal size and could help to a contester to concentrate the only on the closest competitors.

It could be very efficient withing mobile template since requires a very small spot on a screen. take a look how that looks like surrounded by the N1MM+ logger windows:

About sharing scores. Why (updated)

We are lucky to see more and more contesters publishing their instantaneous scores on the online scoreboards. Thousands of them have already registered their profiles on one of those available.

Many have asked which scoreboard to use during the contest? Currently, there are two. The answer: You could use the one you like the most, or use both, as a few advanced guys do. By configuring your logger to send scores to, you’ll always have a choice of which scoreboard to use since your score will automatically be shared with all of the existing scoreboards. That way you only need to configure your logger once and forever!

Why Score distributor?

  • Redundancy. Your scores always will be published even if one of scoreboards will be down. In the last CQ WPX CW one scoreboard was offline due some DNS issue. But all contesters using the Score distributor were online on the another one
  • Sharing scores with the whole world. Sending your scores to the Score distributor will publish them on all the existing today scoreboards.
  • Easy to use. Once you have configured your logger to send scores to the Score distributor you can forget about scoring option forever. Just keep it always on. Your score will be everywhere.

CQ WPX CW 2019 COSB trophy winners preliminary results

We are glad to publish the three contenders for the top single op High Power and Low Power and the top multi-op scores on the COSB:

– Highest Online Scoreboard (Single operator Low Power):

– Highest Online Scoreboard (Single operator High Power):

Highest Online Scoreboard (Multi operator Any Power):

Congratulations to all! The plaques will be sent to a top score winner in the every group after CQ WPX official results publication.

COSB at Hamvention Dayton May 2019 report

Our presentations have a great success at Hamvention! We’ve received very positive feedback from many people. That’s very promising. We hope some of attendances will join online scoring in the nearest future.

The presentation PowerPoint file could be downloaded from here

HAM2.0 Talks presentation May 17 at 2 pm

Randy, K5ZD

Victor, VA2WA

The whole COSB team: K2BB, K5ZD, VA2WA

Contest Forum presentation May 18 at 2:30 pm

COSB at Hamvention Dayton May 2019

We invite everyone to visit our presentations during Dayton Hamvention:

Friday, May 17 2 pm-2:45 pm at HAM2.0 Talks

How Real-Time Scoreboards Change Contesting  (by K5ZD, VA2WA)

Saturday, May 18 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm at Contest Forum

Changing the game – Contesting with a Live Scoreboard (by VA2WA)

CU in Dayton!

CQ WPX CW CW Contest 2019 trophy program is establishing a special award program to encourage the use of scoreboards during international contests. We are currently announcing three plaques that will be available for participants in the CQ WPX CW Contest May 25-26, 2019:

–  Highest Online Scoreboard  (Single operator Low Power)

–  Highest Online Scoreboard  (Single operator High Power)

–  Highest Online Scoreboard  (Multi-operator)

Single operator includes assisted or non-assisted entries.

Multi-operator category includes M/S, M/2 and M/M entries.

There is one requirement for all contenders, They are required to actively contribute their scores to Contest Online Scoreboard sent directly or forwarded over Score Distribution Server during all periods of their contest activity.

The plaques winners will be awarded after official results are published by the contest organizers. Any disqualified entries will not be eligible.

We are looking for plaques sponsors. Your name will be on the plaque!

Carpathian CUP 2019 scoreboard

We’ve been proud to provide scoreboard service to the on-site ham radio competition Carpathian Cup held every year in April.

This year Carpathian Cup was scheduled for April 5-7 with the competition day on April 6. There were two sessions by one hour split by 2 hours intermission brake. The beauty of that event is in a small footprint room it could use for few desks where one desk for one participant:

The maximum transmitting power is limited by 5 watts only. And a 8 watts resistor dummy load should be use as an antenna! If a maximum power will be exceeded – the dummy load will burn out shortly and that participant gets off the competition. That’s the best power monitor I’ve ever seen! ))

This year there were 16 participants from two countries – UR and YO.

Two WRTC guys were among them. Just seven participants were using our scoreboard.

Every session a new callsignes have been assigned from the block of UW34OZUW37OZ.

Every participant gets a new call just few minutes before a new session start.

Everybody could see an own standing on the scoreboard other special calls standings as well.

We have setup the Carpathian Cup scoreboard to hide all the participants personal calls. So nobody can get other special callsignes owners!

Our congratulations to the Carpathian Cup 2019 individual winner YO8TTT and to the Dorna DX Group (YO8TTT, YO8SS) won the club competition!

Welcome to the next year Carpathian CUP! The competition home web site is here