[CQ-Contest] Robots

Steve Root steve.root at culligan4water.com
Tue Sep 28 08:13:59 EDT 2004

My experience has been different.  If there's a problem with my Cabrillo
log, the Robot returns an e-mail that spells out the problem and allows me
to make corrections on the spot.  The second attempt is then accepted so the
problem has been resolved in a matter of minutes.  This is a huge
improvement over the old days when you'd wait months to see the results and
find yourself in the wrong category or a check log.

The volunteers behind this technology have really done an excellent job in
my opinion.

73 Steve K0SR

----- Original Message -----
From: "Don Cassel" <doncassel at rogers.com>
To: <tree at kkn.net>; <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 1:45 AM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Robots

> Tree,
> Not disagreeing with your comments on Cabrillo robots and I too appreciate
> the volunteers who make the software work. For myself, it seems that when
> problem is repetitive year after year then there is clear room for
> improvement. Most contests have relatively few categories and with a few
> instrings and parses surely the software can make sense of a category.
> Having said that I commend the developers for creating clear error
> that usually identify where the problem lies and makes it easy to correct.
> Finally, contest logging software developers also need to be sure that the
> Cabrillo files they create are consistent with the needs of the contest
> organizer. There is clearly some disconnect here. I use Writelog (so
> off the hook) and it has created the superflous RTTY entry in the category
> line. So maybe Writelog should be taking some of the heat.
> 73,
> Don VE3XD
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