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Re: [CQ-Contest] Public Logs

To: "Joe Subich, W4TV" <w4tv@subich.com>,"'Ward Silver'" <hwardsil@gmail.com>,"'CQ-Contest Reflector'" <cq-contest@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Public Logs
From: "Richard DiDonna NN3W" <nn3w@cox.net>
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 21:26:18 -0500
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joe Subich, W4TV" <w4tv@subich.com>
To: "'Ward Silver'" <hwardsil@gmail.com>; "'CQ-Contest Reflector'" 
Sent: Thursday, December 13, 2007 7:04 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Public Logs

> Ward,
> DXCC rules prohibit publishing complete logs. In the end, the
> publishing of complete logs could result in disallowance of
> DXCC credit for "contest DXpedition" QSOs and ultimately the
> disqualification from DXCC for anyone who regularly participates
> in contests which make logs public.
> see: http://www.arrl.org/blog/DXCC%20Dialog?ofst=25
> and: http://www.arrl.org/blog/DXCC%20Dialog?ofst=30
> Of particular interest:
>  > The presentation in any public forum of logs or other
>  > representations of station operation showing details of
>  > station activity or other information from which all
>  > essential QSO elements (time, date, band, mode and callsign)
>  > for individual contacts can be derived creates a question
>  > as to the integrity of the claimed QSOs with that station
>  > during the period encompassed by the log. Presentation of
>  > such information in any public forum by the station operator,
>  > operators or associated parties is not allowed and may be
>  > considered sufficient reason to deny ARRL award credit for
>  > contacts with any station for which such presentations have
>  > been made. Persistent violation of this provision may result
>  > in disqualification from the DXCC program.
> Please note the prohibition of disclosing the complete log info
> by even "associated parties."  I would certainly include contest
> sponsors as "associated parties."  It's up to those sponsors to
> properly analyze their logs for potential rules violations but that
> analysis process MUST NOT include requiring the participants to
> violate the rules of the DXCC program (or any other program) by
> making the entire log public.
> Any contest sponsor who makes complete logs public should be
> censured by the entire amateur community.

Excuse me?  Why should contest sponsors have to answer to the whims of one 
award program?  The ARRL's DXCC program is not the final word when it comes 
down to record keeping, log posting, QSL sending, and awards management. 
Nobody elected the League god and nobody should have to subvert the inegrity 
of their contest programs just because the League has a stick up its rear 
end about log times.

73 Rich NN3W 

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