[CQ-Contest] Really tired of erroneous Cabrillo error messages?

jukka.klemola at nokia.com jukka.klemola at nokia.com
Tue Sep 28 08:02:04 EDT 2004

To the log checker all items below are as important as
to a computer.

If a log is not right, it has to be fixed.

I fixed about 250 logs, I asked maybe 100 logs to
be fixed and I had friends fixing some 80 logs
for 2003 SAC.

40% of logs were cabrillo compatible.

Hats off to the ones who performed right the first time.

It is not easy to get that done without error correcting rounds.

Tree's message is important, so I will cut only his email
address off the email.
Repeating might help getting this message through.

Jukka OH6LI

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com
> [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com]On Behalf Of ext Tree
> Sent: 27 September, 2004 20:51
> To: cq-contest at contesting.com
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Really tired of erroneous Cabrillo 
> error messages?
> Wow - it is with great sadness that I see messages 
> complaining about the
> Cabrillo robots.  I think there are some important points 
> that are being
> missed by those complaining.
> 1. The robots have greatly improved your ability to submit 
> your log.  Yes,
> they can be picky, but they give you instant feedback - and 
> the opportunity
> to resubmit your log without a human (other than yourself) 
> being involed.
> You get instant notification that your log has made it.
> 2. The difference between 20 METER SINGLE-OP HIGH and 20 
> might not seem like much of a difference, but to a computer program,
> they are totally different.  To add enough intelligence to 
> the robots to
> understand the context of the category with respect to the 
> contest would
> add several layers of complexity.
> 3. The staff who programs the robots, supports their 
> operation and dontates
> the computer and internet time is not paid.  They have 
> contributed this tool 
> to the sport.  By doing so, they have greatly improved the 
> quality of the 
> results, and improved the efficiency of the log checking 
> process (exactly 
> because of things like getting the categories to all be the same.
> I think people should view making minor edits like this as 
> "doing their
> part" to help simplify the log checking process and making 
> sure their score
> ends up in the right category.  Until it starts costing money 
> to submit your 
> log via the robot, I don't think that is too much to ask.
> 73 Tree N6TR

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