[CQ-Contest] ARRL 10 Meter Contest Results

Pete Smith n4zr at contesting.com
Tue Jun 16 11:53:29 EDT 1998

At 02:06 AM 6/16/98 +0000, Ron Wetjen wrote:
>If the Contest Branch cannot properly handle the submission of e-mail logs,
>please discontinue the use of e-mail as an acceptable means of submitting
>logs.  We submit logs electronically to make it easier for the Contest
>Branch to do the log checking, but at what price?  I will be sending all
>future ARRL Contest logs in on paper, although this is no guarantee that
>they will not be lost as well.

I agree that the current error rate is intolerable, but don't think that
e-mail is to blame.  If anything, e-mailing logs should make it easier and
cheaper to maintain a backup copy, stashed somewhere safe, as a hedge
against logs getting lost in the checking process.  What really needs to be
done is establishment of proper controls .... imagine what would happen if
banks had an error rate like the Contest Branch's.  This can be done!

73, Pete Smith N4ZR
n4zr at contesting.com 

"That's WEST Virginia.  Thanks and 73"

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