Dave - I think the issue is that people can send off a QSL and receive a
response for a QSO they never made if they notice in a log search that
someone else's call was busted as their own.
Not that I would do this, but here's an example...
I search a DX log for NI1N. I notice a QSO there that I didn't make.
Perhaps it was NN1N who really made it; people seem to confuse us on a
regular basis (I hear "hi Dave" quite a bit!) So anyway, I fill out a card
based on the info in the online log and send it in. Most likely, I will
receive a reply.
Excluding full information (at least date/time) in the online log will help
avoid this. If I just want to make sure I worked them (to avoid having to
make a "confirmation QSO"), all I really need to see is the band/mode.
----- Original Message -----
To: "CQ-Contest" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, August 14, 2006 1:16 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] ARRL says no to opening logs...
> here is the new rule:
> 5. The presentation in any public forum of logs or other representations
> of station operation showing details of station activity or other
> information from which all essential QSO elements (time, date, band, mode
> and callsign) for individual contacts can be derived creates a question as
> to the integrity of the claimed QSOs with that station during the period
> encompassed by the log. Presentation of such information in any public
> forum by the station operator, operators or associated parties is not
> allowed and may be considered sufficient reason to deny ARRL award credit
> for contacts with any station for which such presentations have been made.
> Persistent violation of this provision may result in disqualification from
> the DXCC program.
> this makes no sense at all... How does confirming that you actually have
> a contact in the log before actually sending for a card, or submitting to
> LOTW threaten the qsl process?? doesn't the qso have to show in both logs
> (on lotw), or the manager has to find the requested qso in the log to get
> back a card anyway?? how does your knowing that you actually got logged
> affect that?
> Personally, this is one of the many reasons i refuse to bother with DXCC
> and many of the other awards programs that are controlled by crazy sets of
> rules that can be changed on the whim of some administrator. Maybe i'll
> just publish all my logs and be done with it, no more dxcc for me or
> anyone trying to claim a contact with me!!
>> Sorry guys,
>> all your (our) contest logs which are fully published in the internet are
>> now no-go for DXCC... well, at least it means less QSL-work.
>> Or maybe removing sent report is enough?
>> * ADDITION TO THE DXCC ACCREDITATION CRITERIA (August 11th, 2006). ARRL
>> Membership Services Manager Wayne Mills, N7NG, informs: For a number
>> of years, it has been accepted practice to post DXpedition QSO
>> tion on a DXpedition Web site. Although this information is generally
>> limited to callsign, band and mode, it has been useful in reducing
>> number of duplicate contacts in the DXpedition log. Publishing
>> QSO information, or information from which full QSO information can
>> derived, on the other hand, threatens the integrity of the QSLing
>> process, and is unacceptable. There must be some information that the
>> station claiming the QSO provides based solely on actually being
>> when the QSO was made. If complete QSO information can be derived
>> information based on the DXpedition log, the QSL manager's job can be
>> much more difficult if busted calls are involved. To help minimize
>> potential difficulties, therefore, the following restriction has been
>> approved by the Programs and Services Committee, and added to the
>> Accreditation Criteria, Section III.
>> 73, Timo OH1NOA
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