[CQ-Contest] Sprint Frequency Log Checking

Ken Widelitz widelitz at gte.net
Mon Oct 2 19:14:22 EDT 2000

I was looking at my Sprint  .LOG files today. The Cabrillo Format in the
.LOG file includes the QSO frequency. I'm seeing lots of nice pairs of
frequencies, but then, OH NO, 3 QSOs in a row on the same frequency.

I know I don't camp on a frequency, so how did this happen? I went back to
the tapes and found that after the 2nd QSO on the same frequency, I started
tuning on  radio one and CQing on radio two. Didn't get an answer to the
CQs, but then found a guy to work back on radio one. Evidently I had tuned
back to the same frequency (or at least close enough that the .LOG file
shows the same frequency) I made the last QSO on. Maybe it was a rounding
problem, or maybe I inadvertently did a no-no. I can't be 100% sure. In any
event, I was operating within the spirit of the rules, but perhaps outside
the law of the rules.

My question is, in Sprint, does the log checking look at the frequency and
take out QSOs where the same frequency is shown in more than two consecutive

I would hope not as this could only be done on logs where the computer is
reading out the radios which would give an unfair advantage to stations that
don't have this capability. Also, I know I don't try to remember the
frequency of the last QSO. I make sure VFO A and B are 5 khz apart, as I
usually move after the 2nd QSO by hitting the VFO button.

73, Ken, K6LA, Ken Six Los Angeles


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