Jeff Maass, said:
>I was distressed when looking through the PJ2T UBN for a CQWW CW to find that
>we lost two P4 QSOs on 160 meters when the operator typed the letter "O" (Oh)
>>instead of the digit "0" (zero) in the "P40" prefixes.
>A stupid, very hard-to-find typo that a human log checker would never
>find/penalize, but which the computerized log checking finds and penalizes
>with mechanized glee!
Blame the idiot who put oh next to zero on the keyboard.
Someone could write a little program to scrub a Cabrillo log for errors like
this before submission. i.e., "P Four OH is not a valid prefix." And logging
programs, in fact, every program, should put a slash through zeroes.
When I was an air traffic controller (1970-73) hand-writing "flight progress
strips," we underlined "5" to differentiate it from "S." Of course, there was
something at stake there ....
Jim Cain, K1TN
"No cell phone, no worry"
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