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Re: [CQ-Contest] Calling The Kettle Black - A Call to Action

To: "'Eric Rosenberg - W3DQ'" <w3dq@arrl.net>,<cq-contest@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Calling The Kettle Black - A Call to Action
From: "Joe Subich, W4TV" <w4tv@subich.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 12:04:52 -0500
List-post: <mailto:cq-contest@contesting.com>

> To that end, a proposed call to action.
>     Contest clubs worldwide write to the two largest contest 
>     sponsors, the ARRL and CQ Magazine, along with each and 
>     every member of the ARRL's Contest Advisory Committee and 
>     the CQWW Committee requesting that all logs submitted for 
>     their respective contests be made publicly available within
>     a specified period of time (30 days?  after the log 
>     submission deadline.

Not on your life!  My log is my log - I make it available to the 
contest sponsor for checking as a condition of entry but it is NOT 
public and should never be made public.  There is no reason for it
to be made public. 

The contest sponsor/contest committee has every right to check it 
for accuracy and operation according to the rules but there is no 
need for them to open MY LOG to public inspection.  In fact, as 
the ARRL DXCC rules are currently written, making that log public 
could subject me to disqualification from DXCC.  

There are other approaches that the contest committees can and 
should take but those are a matter for their internal policies.  


   ... Joe, W4TV 

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