[CQ-Contest] Dupe Question -- correction

Don Field don.field at gmail.com
Thu Sep 29 09:29:25 EDT 2005

Still wrong Ev. It all depends on which contest and which robot. There isn't
some magic "robot in the sky". Every contest organiser has a different
system. For the IOTA contest, for example, we certainly do check the dates
in the log when it is first submitted, and bounce it if the dates don't
match the contest. There is considerable variability between contest
organisers about the amount of validation they do at that point.

IOTA Contest Manager

On 9/29/05, Radiosporting Fan <radiosporting at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I received a couple direct e-mails on a post that I
> made recently. It appears that I err'd in making the
> statement that the Contest Robot verifies the
> contest-validity of the data contained in the Cabrillo
> file. It does not.
> It simply checks the Cabrillo file to assure that it
> is formatted correctly and "bounces" it back if not.
> It is up to different "post robot" systems/software to
> determine the contest-validity of the QSO's in the
> Cabrillo log.
> Even so...the initial question was if it was OK to log
> multiple QSO's with the same station. The answer is
> two-fold:
> 1. Generally, yes.
> 2. Specific to a contest, one should ask the
> organization that is executing the "post Robot" work
> to assure that they account for zero-point QSO's ok.
> Kind regards,
> Ev, W2EV
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