>From what I have gathered, the recommendation of WriteLog is the result of
* WRTC will be scored differently from IARU (there is a different multiplier
structure, for example) necessitating "special" versions of any logging
software used. (The same thing was true in WRTC 2002.)
* There might be a desire to minimize the variety of logging programs in use,
so as to minimize any issues that might come up with improper log formats,
real-time score computations, etc. There seems to be a diversity of
opinion over how important this concern should be.
* Some have speculated that the desire for a real-time scoreboard may be
driving the organizers to encourage the use of a logging program that
might be able to communicate directly with a real-time scoreboard (it
seems like WriteLog might be able to do this) instead of indirectly (such
as through periodic reports from a referee,) even if that logging program
is not the first choice of the competitors.
* It is clear from some comments out of PY that the organizers are simply
personal fans and users of WriteLog and are eager to promote its use.
Kenneth E. Harker WM5R
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