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Re: [CQ-Contest] WRTC 2006 and Writelog

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] WRTC 2006 and Writelog
From: "Kenneth E. Harker" <kenharker@kenharker.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2005 07:33:57 -0700
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>From what I have gathered, the recommendation of WriteLog is the result of 
these factors:

* 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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