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Re: [CQ-Contest] 2010 IARU Pre-checking your log...

To: "Minnesota Wireless Association" <mwa@w0aa.org>, <cq-contest@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] 2010 IARU Pre-checking your log...
From: "Robert Chudek - K0RC" <k0rc@citlink.net>
Reply-to: Robert Chudek - K0RC <k0rc@citlink.net>
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 21:03:19 -0500
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Rev 1.0.1 has been uploaded and adds some functionality. The workbook will 
now count the special AC, R1, R2, and R3 QSOs too. An error counter has been 
added to the ZoneCheck worksheet so you don't have the scroll the page to 
discover there were no errors detected.

There is an issue where some Entities use the same IARU code. These QSOs are 
now summed and listed under the first name. Additional locations are still 
on the list but grayed out. They are no longer double counted. The workbook 
will not determine the individual Entity name, only the number of times the 
IARU Code was logged.

Download the update here:  http://tinyurl.com/267ordj

73 de Bob - KØRC in MN

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Chudek - K0RC" <k0rc@citlink.net>
To: <N1MMLogger@yahoogroups.com>; <cq-contest@contesting.com>; "Minnesota 
Wireless Association" <mwa@w0aa.org>
Sent: Monday, July 12, 2010 12:38 PM
Subject: [MWA] 2010 IARU Pre-checking your log...

I created a new Excel workbook for IARU contest logs. This tool will 
identify inconsistencies in logging IARU zone numbers.

You can download the tool from here:  http://tinyurl.com/267ordj

This workbook is pre-populated with a dummy log in the Log1 worksheet to 
illustrate how this tool can identify inconsistencies in logging. View the 
ZoneCheck work sheet and scroll down to lines 226 and 371. You will see a 
red cell to draw your attention to a problem. In one case, a typo reverses 
two letters in a HQ identifier. In the second case, a station was worked 
multiple times but in one instance the zone number does not match the 

Limitations: This tool will not identify a wrong zone from a single (unique) 
QSO. It will also not identify a wrong zone if the zone number was 
consistently logged wrong. This workbook will only process logs of 10,000 
QSOs or less.


Clear the existing data from the Log1 worksheet by clicking the "Select All" 
cell (above row 1, to the left of column A). Clicking this cell will 
highlight the entire worksheet. Press the delete key. The worksheet will be 
cleared and is now ready for your log.

Use Notepad to copy and paste your Cabrillo file into the Log1 worksheet. 
Use the standard Windows routine to copy and paste all the lines that start 
with QSO: in your Cabrillo file.

Next, use the menu DATA > TEXT TO COLUMNS selections to populate the columns 
on the worksheet. When the conversion window pops up, select the "Fixed 
width" button and then click the "Finish" button. Excel will make the 
conversion and populate columns A through K with the fields from your 
Cabrillo import.

Next, go to the ZoneCheck worksheet and click the "Check Zones" button in 
the upper left corner. Excel will analyze your Log1 data and populate 
columns E through H. It will also analyze the callsigns and zones and 
populate columns J through L. Scroll down this worksheet to see if there are 
any cells in column L highlighted in red.

The Reports worksheet also provides some rudimentary statistics from your 

Email me if you have any questions or difficulties.

73 de Bob - KØRC in MN
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