Real Time Online Scoreboard Upload Feature Now Available!

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Hi All,

On contest weekends, do you wonder how your club is doing in total as the event unfolds? How are your buddies fairing individually, or how is your score stacking up compared to others? Even if you are just operating casually with an HOA restricted station, being able to see your friend's total with a similar HOA set up can be enlightening and motivating!

Watching everyone's score in real time is a blast! Last year, QST published an article I wrote (August 2016, page 61), detailing how club contesting has really reinvigorated our local group. Seeing our total club score climb in real time, as well as supporting and encouraging each other throughout the weekend in our text chat room has brought contesting fun to a whole new level. You can read the article here.

At the time I wrote the article, I wasn't aware that in addition to the web uploader I had already programmed into my contest software, there were also free, real time online scoreboards available, too. In addition to using the real time score status web page my software creates, I started receiving requests to upload to these other real time online scoreboards as well. Knowing how much fun the existing uploader has added to our group, I've been only too happy to add the additional scoreboard options!

The two most often requested scoreboard sites are https://contestonlinescore.com/ and http://cqcontest.net/. To set up the software, first go to both of these sites and create your free accounts. Then, from the contest program's menu options click Settings > Web Contest Upload Status > Other Online Score Sites. Enter your user info and enable the upload. I've included the defaults to both of these sites, and I encourage you to create free accounts and upload to both.

In testing so far, ContestOnlineScore.com seems to be working fine. While the score upload appears to be working properly with both sites, I am aware that the club name, if included, is not appearing on the CQContest.net site. I have reached out to the CQContest.net folks repeatedly, but all of my e-mail to CQContest.net has gone unanswered.

All the data, including club name, uploaded to the ContestOnlineScore.com site appears to be working properly. The administrators of the ContestOnlineScore.com have been very helpful, supportive and encouraging throughout the development process. Also note that the ContestOnlineScore.com site allows you to easily create a private room for your club or buddies if you like!

With the exception of the state QSO parties, new versions of all my contesting programs with the real time online scoreboard upload feature are now on the web site! Lord willing, I plan to have this feature in the state QSO party software by January, if not before. As always, upgrades are free to registered users!

I am looking forward to seeing your call on the online scoreboards this contest season!

Enjoy!


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Thank you so much for your continued support!


Thanks!

As always, thanks for your kind words, support, linking to our web site and spreading the word about our software. Kimberly and I really appreciate it!

73, Scott
N3FJP
http://www.n3fjp.com

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

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