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Subject: [TRLog] 6 band change rule
From: (Rick Tavan)
Date: Tue, 05 Mar 2002 14:34:29 -0800
Requiring K5NZ to enter M/M because of a couple of band-change mistakes is 
ridiculous. Disqualify the Q's made during the illegal band change from NZ's 
log and count them as valid in the other stations' logs. This is not a 
legislated area, so the log checkers have discretion. I hope they do the right 
thing. This is a ham radio activity being conducted for the benefit of the 
participants, not a punitive bureaucratic process being conducted to trap the 
unwary.  ... I think.

/Rick N6XI

Tree N6TR wrote:

> K5NZ writes:
>  > Keeping up with the 6 band change rule for ARRL M/S is a mess.  Why do we 
> not
>  > have a feature in TR to help keep up with this?  We had a 10 min clock and 
> it
>  > worked great?  Is this too hard to add?  We made 2 mistakes this weekend 
> and
>  > I asked ARRL how I could remove those QSO's so not to hurt the station we
>  > worked.  Now they say we have to be M/M for 2 mistakes. BS anyone else 
> would
>  > just wipe the QSO's and send in the log, happens all the time.
> I think the first sentence answers the question asked in the second sentence
> better than I can.
> While I haven't tried to put a specific feature in to deal with the 10 minute
> rule, I did try doing off time once or twice.  I gave up and took it out.
> Whenever I have thought about putting something like this in, I end up 
> drowning
> in all of the special cases that come up.  I have done this enough times, that
> I try to refrain from thinking about them.
> This is also an interesting case - since I am also the one doing the log 
> checking
> with the software.  Special cases like this are impossible to deal with.  I 
> can't
> "not count these two QSOs in one log, but make sure they don't count as NILs 
> in
> the other logs" without a lot of manual work - and prone to errors.
> There are no easy answers.  I can look into adding some kind of feature to 
> make
> management of the 10 minute rule easier - but I can't guarantee that the same
> thing won't happen again.
> You have probably put yourself at a disadvantage by trying to do the right
> thing.
> Tree
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