To all contesters,
This MS Excel
spreadsheet will help you plan and keep track of your 2014 contests. Its origin is based on the WA7BNM contest
list and the Maritime Contest Club, Acadia New Scotland (ANS) Contest Tracker
The purpose of the
tool is to; plan your yearly the contest campaign, track performance and
measure improvements in your contesting skills with respect to whatever type of
contesting you wish to do. You can also model
expected performance to see if you will achieve your goals.
It is intended for
the serious contester who wants to win a particular group of contests, or mode;
or achieve the next level in operating skill. It is also a useful tool for the novice
contester who just wants to track skill improvement over time.
The sheet has
several filtering options that enables you to sort by the type of contesting
you like to do, for example, if you like QRP contests, the filtering will sort
all the QRP contests for the year.
Similarly if you want to do all the DARC or CQ contests, you can filter
for those as well. Same goes for QSO
parties, RTTY, DIGI, or 160m contests.
I kept the spreadsheet
as simple as possible (even used older MS Excel!!) due to a wide variety of MS
Excel versions and skills, obviously many more functions and programming can be
incorporated. If you do modify it, please
acknowledge the original source for the idea.
The monthly contest
performance graphs are particularly interesting to view over 6 months, with
respect to contesting skill or station improvements.
The spreadsheet is located here, and I hope it adds to your
contest planning and enjoyment!
2014 Contest Dashboard
PS there is sample data within the sheet used to check
formulas that must be removed.