Based on feedback from the October 2019 LAQP survey, we are excited to announce that for the 2020 edition of the LAQP, we are making significant improvements to our log handling and scoring processes. The LAQP will offer:
- Online log submission form – similar to ARRL and CQ sponsored contests which are familiar tools to many hams
- Real-time generated log received confirmation email
- Real-time updated list of logs received on the website
- Permanent online log repository, with search tools
- Adjudication and log checking via powerful software
- Online database of scores and results
- Online dynamic certificate generation, available to the end user on demand
We are now in the design phase of this project, and anticipate completion by early February 2020.
With these greatly improved tools, the log submission deadline will now be 10 days after the end of the contest. Our goal is to be able to post the final results online about 30 days after the contest ends.
Additionally, based on survey feedback, we are:
- Evaluating changes to the rules to increase the fun factor
- Considering some fun awards and prizes
- Changing the date to avoid conflict with the Russian DX and BARTG RTTY contests
- Building a brand new website, which will soon be online at laqp.org
- Implementing an improved tool to capture and post planned activations in Louisiana
- Improving our communication about the LAQP, including creating an LAQP mailing list
We hope that you will join us on the air for the 2020 edition of the LAQP !
73, Scott, W5WZ