On Wed, Jan 06, 2010 at 11:53:08PM -0600, Robert Chudek - K0RC wrote:
> Tree, I would argue the other side of this. Sweepstakes is supposedly a
> contest of skill and accuracy. If an operator can't log the correct band,
> this would fly in the face of that basic parameter of SS.
I guess I would say that all contests are a contest of skill and accuracy.
> Regarding figuring out who's log is correct and who's isn't, I would think
> a little judicious programming could determine the answer. One log or the
> other is going to have a lot of band mismatches with other QSO's around the
> time of the questionable contact. This should be simple to spot if both
> stations are single transmitter. It might be a little more difficult if
> they are both multi transmitter stations, but I wouldn't think it would be
> impossible. Of course this is easy for me to say, being a back-seat
> programmer that doesn't have to "make it so"!
:-) I think from a practical stand point, this case doesn't happen often
enough to lose much sleep over. It's a fun one to talk about in thoery.
Log checking isn't a perfect science. At some point, you have to realize
there are going to be cases that you can't really do much about (like when
someone just forgets to log a QSO). I have focused my energy on finding
systemic issues with a log where it has an impact to a large number of
scores, instead of one off cases like this. If a guy logs twenty QSOs on
the wrong band - I will detect that and end up ignoring cross checking for
the whole log.
> David, I would challenge the other station who "blew it off" by checking
> off the *Not in log* button in eQSL. The challenge would be to compare his
> outgoing and incoming QSL boxes to see where others said he was operating
> at the time. Of course he might no care, and that's a different situation
I would never want to open up the log checking process to having to deal
with QSLing in any form. That would be a huge mess!!
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