WRTC 2014, Inc., host of the 2014 World Radiosport Team Championship competition, announced today that there will be a live scoreboard for tracking the team standings during the event July 12-13, 2014. The Live Scoreboard will be directly accessible on the web or from a link on the WRTC2014 web site.
The scoreboard uses an innovative data collection method developed by Dave Pascoe KM3T and Bob Raymond WA1Z. Each WRTC2014 team will be using networked computers to log the contest. The score collection system will “sniff” the network traffic to obtain the latest score and QSO breakdown information. This data will be transmitted by cellular modem every 5 minutes back to the score processing web site. Previous WRTC events used manual score submissions on an hourly basis. This will be the first to use automation to present scores in near real-time.
The web site will show the scores of all teams ordered by score. Clicking on a team will reveal the team’s band breakdown, hourly rate sheet, and position for each hour of the contest. A leader board page will list the top 5 teams by CW contacts, SSB contacts, multipliers, and points per QSO.
– via wrtc2014 press release