[CQ-Contest] Re: Paper Logs (was: Busted Calls)

Jon Ogden jono at enteract.com
Thu May 6 10:24:03 EDT 1999

>I am curious about a couple areas in log checking. How
>are paper logs handled? What percentage of received logs
>are still submitted on paper? I have long since dispensed
>with paper logs, but I know that many have not made the
>move to computerization of their stations. Today, it is
>easier and cheaper then ever before, but not all hams are
>inclined or computer literate enough.

I believe that for most contests, the top finishers in each category are 
required to submit the logs via computer.  For the ARRL 10M contest last 
year, I submitted my logs on paper even though they were computer logged 
(I use a Mac and my contest software doesn't output stuff in a decent 
format easily).  My score was pretty good.  A couple of weeks ago, I got 
a postcard from the ARRL requesting that I send them the logs 
electronically.  In order to do their log checking, they need it on 
computer, so if you don't give it to them they have to manually enter 
your logs.  This could lead to more errors.

For the stations that submit paper logs for 200 QSOs, I doubt they even 
do log checking so it doesn't matter.

It seems I remember reading in the CQ WWPX rules that top stations were 
required to submit electronic logs.

So if a big log comes in completely on paper (handwritten), it has to be 
manually entered by the scorers.  That would stink!



The Second Amendment is NOT about duck hunting!

Jon Ogden

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>From Ward Silver <hwardsil at WOLFENET.com>  Thu May  6 15:53:05 1999
From: Ward Silver <hwardsil at WOLFENET.com> (Ward Silver)
Date: Thu, 6 May 1999 07:53:05 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Honor Sprint #2 - Interest?
Message-ID: <Pine.OSF.3.95.990506074906.20114B-100000 at gonzo.wolfenet.com>

Since sending out the announcement for the 2nd Honor Sprint to be run on
the 22nd, there hasn't been much interest shown.  June turned out to be a
month that was too fractured to get agreement on a weekend.  Maybe May
22nd in the morning isn't good either?

If you're planning on operating, let me know.  Otherwise, I'll reschedule
at a better time for everyone.  May and June must might not be good
months, even for shorties.

73, Ward N0AX

> Please post this announcement to your local reflectors and packet
> clusters!
> 			CW Honor Sprint #2
> Date:		May 22, 1999
> Time:		1500-1700Z
> Freq:		14050, 21050, 28050 plus-and-minus
> Exchange, Scoring:
> 		Per NA Sprint rules
> Reports:	via email to N0AX (hwardsil at wolfenet.com)	
> 		all scores must be received by 2359Z 25 May 1999
> 		send QSOs, Mults, Score, Category (hi/lo power)
> 73, Ward N0AX

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