[CQ-Contest] ARRL DX Contest Sent Exchanges
Rex J Maner
k7qq at juno.com
Mon Sep 6 17:20:13 EDT 1999
When I wrote about a station changing Power levals in a contest < I was
not refering to a station that was going to submit a log, I've got on
in many test nd worked 50 or 100 QSO's and not sent in a log. This guy
could change his power leval with every QSO and it is his business. He
could even send a SN for power leval and it would not be illegal for each
(Serious) LOG SUBMITING station to log the info recieved .
CT does allow you to change the sent power in the middle. The command
brings up a box you enter the transmitter power in. I made a small log
qsos at different power levels and checked the ARRK format log and the
in power were reflected in the log.
73 bruce kd6ww at inreach.com
> A number of people have expressed the opinion that the sent power from
> stations IS WHAT THE STATION IS USING AT THAT MOMENT, and that its OK
> change the power level in the contest.
> I would like to point out that neither CT, NA, nor I believe, TRLog,
> the capability for DX stations to adjust their sent exchange in the
> of the contest. With CT and NA your power is set on with the entrant
> information - just because you change your CW message doesn't change
> logged as your sent exchange.
> If DX stations would submit logs with sent exchanges FOR EVERY QSO then
> practice of changing power every QSO would pose no problems to the
> logchecking process. Otherwise, if the log shows one power level but
> differing powers were sent, guess what - the guy at the other end is
> to get dinged. This one is inarguable - and entrant sends one thing
> claims something else. Don't blame it on the ARRL, the exchange, or
> whatever. This entrant blew it.
> "Concensus checking", where lost QSOs are reviewed for patterns in the
> received data, can catch some of this. Writing the rules to discourage
> practice will help too (explain why, and people generally will
> Still, this is no reason to screw around with an exchange that has been
> successful for many, many years.
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