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It's off...

for review. I'm glad I posted a note to the yahoogroup about this thing dying. It really seemed like it had fizzled out, no one responding, replying, or providing any further input. But, shortly after sending out a note to the yahoogroup warning of it's potential death, positive reviews came in.. an...
by detrick
Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:30 pm
 
Forum: New Proposals
Topic: New Award Proposal: The Young Buck
Replies: 26
Views: 19798

Proposed Rules

The date may have to change, depending on how much (if any) debate there is over the rules. Also, it might get pushed depending on how "the big three" take the idea of this award. Speaking of, someone provide some feedback on these rules, so I can get a feeling as to whether they look sane...
by detrick
Fri Mar 30, 2007 5:51 pm
 
Forum: New Proposals
Topic: New Award Proposal: The Young Buck
Replies: 26
Views: 19798

"Award" sorted

K4VD gave me a good idea for an award to go along with this. He suggested a seal of some sort, to be affixed to a member certificate. I've found some places I can get a custom embosser from (like the thing a notary would use to emboss their seal onto something), and some of those starburst gold-foil...
by detrick
Thu Mar 29, 2007 1:56 am
 
Forum: New Proposals
Topic: New Award Proposal: The Young Buck
Replies: 26
Views: 19798

Updated formulas for tracking via Excel spreadsheet

I think I have the spreadsheet math problem solved. I've updated the modified NN8B spreadsheet available here (note the newer filename): http://merzhaus.org/ham/SKCC_Award_Tracker_with_AGE2.xls What I did, was create two age columns. Column L is just like the previous version I did, where you record...
by detrick
Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:12 pm
 
Forum: New Proposals
Topic: New Award Proposal: The Young Buck
Replies: 26
Views: 19798

I am dumb.. or at least not good at math

Don, NN8B, was kind enough to point out the following to me via email: Detrick, When I put the Age column in the Tracker and tested it with the formula 1/(sum of ages) I see where if someone worked just one 25 year old they would probably win. There should be a factor for how many stations are worke...
by detrick
Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:37 am
 
Forum: New Proposals
Topic: New Award Proposal: The Young Buck
Replies: 26
Views: 19798

Kev, Well, It's pretty much a manual thing. You must enter a "1" for each contact in the column and a simple formula adds them up at the bottom. It ends up being a mostly visual log of who you worked and on which band you have at least one contact. I't not like DXKeeper that would show ev...
by detrick
Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:13 pm
 
Forum: New Proposals
Topic: New Award Proposal: The Young Buck
Replies: 26
Views: 19798

from the yahoogroup: exchange birth year instead

just pulling this input into the forum... Why not just use four digits for the year (against my earlier suggestion of two digits)? A couple more digits per exchange isn't going to tire us straightkeyers out, right? If there's a 7-year-old CW op out there the QSO would be worth 2000 points. And when ...
by detrick
Tue Feb 27, 2007 7:02 pm
 
Forum: New Proposals
Topic: New Award Proposal: The Young Buck
Replies: 26
Views: 19798

Let's assume this is going to move forward. Some thought should be given to who is going to run the program. Would that be you? What kind of verification would be needed to confirm the one point? Would a simple email with callsign and age do or is more required? From what I've seen of this group, a...
by detrick
Tue Feb 27, 2007 6:59 pm
 
Forum: New Proposals
Topic: New Award Proposal: The Young Buck
Replies: 26
Views: 19798

from the yahoogroup: exchange birth year instead

On 2/27/07, fivothree <drewko1@verizon.net> wrote: <snip> Maybe we could have a contest where year of birth (two digits) is exchanged instead of age. Just add 'em up and go for top score. That would still be a Young Buck contest, plus no fractions. A calendar year is really a more interesting numbe...
by detrick
Tue Feb 27, 2007 6:00 pm
 
Forum: New Proposals
Topic: New Award Proposal: The Young Buck
Replies: 26
Views: 19798

Another transfer from Yahoo: Interesting, but I think it might be easier to understand if, instead of using 1/20 point for a 20-year old and 1/65 for a 65-year old, we were to use a system of subtracting the persons age from 100 and go for a score of, say, 500 points, or even 1000. A 20-year old wo...
by detrick
Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:10 pm
 
Forum: New Proposals
Topic: New Award Proposal: The Young Buck
Replies: 26
Views: 19798

New Award Proposal: The Young Buck

Award: The Young Buck The Goal: Earn 1 point (Young Bucks should like this.. how hard can it be to get 1 point?!) The rules: "Points" are earned based on the age of the SKCC OM you have a QSO with. Or, rather, the inverse of their age. For example, a QSO with someone who is 65 years old wo...
by detrick
Fri Feb 23, 2007 7:26 pm
 
Forum: New Proposals
Topic: New Award Proposal: The Young Buck
Replies: 26
Views: 19798

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