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This WQ6X Contest Blog is in line with the above points.
I sent Patrick an e-mail detailing how I go about documenting my contest activities. It occurred to me that others might like to see this and will have their own thoughts for inclusion to this discussion.
Here is what I wrote to N9RV
Your editorial comments in March/April NCJ got me to thinking about all the contests I have participated in since approximately 1970. Other than a few things which stand out in each event, you are correct in saying that we remember the events but not many of the details of each event.
Because digital-cams and video are so cheaply plentiful, I make it a point to take as many pics and shoot as many video clips as time can be made for. Because I have the http://wq6x.info/ website I can document some of the more important events such as my expedition with N6GEO on
St. Croix as WP2/WQ6X in the 2014 RTTY RU (we took 1st place LP worldwide); or, our last 5 successive CQP events: http://WQ6X.Info/CQP.
When I post a log to 3830 I usually write a paragraph or two - not only for everyone else, but for me a year from now. I also write a rather detailed soapbox entry, cuz ya' never know when the person writing up the contest will want to quote a soapbox entry, as happened in reference to WP2/WQ6X in the 2014 RTTY RU results write-up. (Documented on my /WP2 web page.)
Since January 2013 I have been maintaining a contest blog wherein I can post thoughts, URL links, videos & pictures from each contest event a few days after it is over. You can see the blog at: http://WQ6X.Blogspot.Com. In fact, I even posted the contents of this letter as a Blog Entry.
Facebook is also a great place to post information. I announce most upcoming contest GiGs so friends and family know where I am on any given contest weekend. It also allows hams on FB to keep up with my activities and the world of contesting in general. People often don't know a contest or event is happening (such as the International Lighthouse event this weekend) until they see my Facebook announcement.
You can find my Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/ron.fitch.69
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Who knows, your unique form of reporting might make a difference in operational improvements for a wanna be contester, or even a well seasoned Multi-Multi operation.
Once your Blog beginning is ready, PLEASE send me a link to it. I will link to it from this Blog and will be happy to post something positive to it.
Until then - 73's - CU around the bands and in your Blog.