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

Steve Baron - KB3MM SteveBaron at StarLinX.com
Tue Sep 28 17:55:04 EDT 2004

Good one.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bill Turner" <dezrat1242 at ispwest.com>
To: "Tree" <tree at kkn.net>
Cc: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 16:04
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Really tired of erroneous Cabrillo error messages?

> On Mon, 27 Sep 2004 12:51:01 -0500, Tree wrote:
> >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.
> <snip>
> _________________________________________________________
> The robots are a great help, no complaint about their existence.  My
> complaint is they are doing the same dumb things, year after year.
> Two things in particular:
> 1.  Getting the robot to accept a single band entry regardless of
> whether HIGH, LOW or no power class is appended should be trivial.
> Why reject a log with no power class appended when the contest doesn't
> even have a power class for SB?  The robot forced you to put in HIGH
> even when that is incorrect.
> 2.  A RTTY contest should allow the word RTTY to be included in the
> log.  Rejecting it is nonsensical.
> Other than those year-after-year complaints, the robots seem to do a
> good job.
> One other suggestion for the contest sponsors:  Include in the rules a
> link to a web page showing all possible correct forms of Cabrillo
> headers for your contest.  Don't make us guess.
> --
> Bill W6WRT
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