[CQ-Contest] Use For The Cabrillo Claimed Score Field
David A. Pruett
k8cc at comcast.net
Sat Jul 27 21:01:31 EDT 2002
Speaking for the ARRL 160/10 logchecking team, we use the Cabrillo Claimed
Score field an a sanity check on the score our logchecking process
generates. Anything more than about a 25% difference generates a warning
for manual review. IMHO, anything which helps us guarantee the integrity
of the log is a good thing.
Certainly this field is not required since we completely recalculate the
scoring anyways. While its simple for the logging software to include,
Cabrillo converters such as KA5WSS and WT4I generally are not equipped with
scoring algorithms and so are unable to calculate the score.
This past contest we discovered that even some logging programs don't know
how to calculate ARRL 10M scores correctly. Unfortunately we could not
tell which ones - the programs left no telltale marks in the Cabrillo file.
At 04:43 PM 7/27/02 -0400, Michael Gilmer wrote:
>From the Cabrillo spec, http://www.kkn.net/~trey/cabrillo/spec.html
>The claimed-score of the log submission, in integer form such as 1217315 or
>19113 or 12.
>It's redundant from a final score point of view, but if the robot can start
>posting "claimed scores" then this field has renewed relevance.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: <K4BEV at aol.com>
>To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
>Sent: Saturday, July 27, 2002 3:23 PM
>Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Plant lemon trees
> > In a message dated 7/27/02 11:12:56 Central Daylight Time, K4BEV at aol.com
> > writes:
> > > the Cabrillo format doesn't include that information
> > I looked at a submitted log and didn't see the Claimed Score.
> > It IS there though.
> > SRI,
> > Don - K4BEV
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