I would NOT submit the log. The automatic log checking software will give
everyone that was lost a NIL and cost them points and penalties.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Don Moman VE6JY" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2006 5:41 PM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Better to submit a half log or no log??
> A situation where a friend lost about half of his contest log posed this
> question. He ultimately receiver the rest, so this is purely academic
> now. He was not concerned about his score but concerned rather with
> doing the right thing and not having anyone penalized for his mistake.
> I suggested that one should always submit the log, no matter how small
> etc etc, to give the cross checking something to go on. BUT after
> thinking about the scenario, my advice may not have been right- what
> would happen in this case?
> Since his log is not complete half the stations he worked would not be
> found in his log and since the robot knows there was a log submitted,
> and some stations were verified, that the rest would then get a NIL for
> that? After all, there is a log (or even as a check log) and they
> aren't in it..... On the other hand, if he submitted no log, then it
> would just be a unique for all his contacts and no one would suffer any
> Obviously a comment in the soapbox area could indicate half the log was
> missing but I can't imagine that would ever influence the robot.
> Again, this particular situation is now resolved but I am sure this has
> happened in the past and will happen again. I am curious as to how this
> is handled if indeed one does submit a partial log. Is this a source of
> some undeserved NIL contacts over which we can't control?
> 73 Don
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