[CQ-Contest] CW SS Error Report Error Report - K6LA
Ve3bmv at aol.com
Mon May 4 11:32:55 EDT 1998
In a message dated 98-05-03 18:06:45 EDT, K6LA writes:
<< The point of this missive is to state that as much as I want
tight log checking and the benefit of learning from my errors,
there has to be a feedback loop to reduce error checking errors.
The only thing that comes to my mind as a solution is for
operators who are gunning for the top 10 boxes to register
recordings of contests by a log due date. Error reports (UBN
reports) should be generated and made available as soon as
Ditto from here!!!
I have found the same thing, about 60 % of "errors" were not errors. I am
strongly in favor of having chance of "rebuttal" by the operator, before the
results are cast in stone. It helps both sides. My 97 WPX scores were shaved,
one cost me a record, was too late to find out (standings didn't change).
There is always the next time!
It also brings up another phenomena: let's say one is operating single band
seriously, and fires up on another band during the dead period, hands out few
QSOs, doesn't log them or doesn't send the check log for other bands (one is
not required to log all QSOs in US). Computer checks the logs and finds some
QSOs "not in the log" of station that submitted the log, but just for one
band. They get taken out (plus penalty?) - assuming "creative" logging? Looks
like we have to make some clarifications and adjustments to rules.
From the UBN reports it is not clear what is actually taken out, what
penalized. It would help if that was indicated in the report by 'sterisk or
Yes Virginia, time to bring the VCR or one of them computer sound
recorders, can't even trust myself anymore. Hi This calls for second computer
to do the sound recording, DSP processing, grey line map, band scanning, etc.
or can we "window" it with logging programs?
Oh well, here we go to another level, another challenge!
73 and see the owerwhelming clouds of US stations in next year's WPXs!
K3BU, VE3BMV/1 (stuck on 160)
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