You guys can debate the deadline. What I was curious about the other day was
in regard to sending in a checklog. I think your callsign just appears in a
list of "Checklogs." In reality, I am interested in the results of my log,
as if it were processed. More precisely, the UBN reports. Just because I
operated all 36 hours of a contest limited to 30 hours for Single Ops (or I
ran with packet turned on, or whatever reason I'm submitting a checklog), I
would like to know how many calls I busted, how many people busted mine,
Is this "doable"?
73 de Bob - KØRC in CHS
The Minnesota QSO Party, running on a radio near you - Saturday,
7-Feb-2009 - rules here: www.w0aa.org
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ed Muns" <email@example.com>
To: "'Steve London'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 12:56 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] When is a deadline a deadline ?
>> We have discussed, ad nauseum, compressing the log submission
>> deadlines in some contests. Let's not stray into that topic (again !).
>> However, we should consider the other extreme. For CQWW, for
>> example, we have adequate log submission deadlines - December
>> 1 (SSB) and January 15 (CW). Contest sponsors have
>> traditionally allowed some leniency for special (and
>> not-so-special) situations. So, when is a deadline a deadline
>> ? At what point should a log simply be rejected by the
>> contest sponsor due to lateness, assuming there is are no
>> special circumstances accounting for the delay ?
> A log should never be rejected. The more logs the better, for the log
> checking process. However, the submitter should not expect their results
> count if the log is submitted past the published deadline. If the log is
> received too late to be used in log checking, then it can just be ignored.
> Incoming logs are date-time-stamped upon receipt so it is easy to handle
> them appropriately.
> Ed - W0YK
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