[CQ-Contest] ARRL says no to opening logs...

Hank Garretson w6sx at arrl.net
Mon Aug 14 17:11:58 EDT 2006

At 11:05 AM Monday 14 08 06, Zack Widup wrote:

>An example of this was a DXpedition I worked several years ago.  I had
>about 7 QSO's in their log but my 40m CW QSO was missing.  I suspected
>they busted it and guessed at the busted call.  That call showed up in
>their log search engine with only one QSO - on 40 CW.
>I sent another card to the manager for the missing QSO and explaining I
>thought the call was busted as W9##. He said all my QSO info was correct
>but just wanted to double-check with the station whose call was in the
>log.  That person informed the manager he wasn't even a DX'er, so I got
>the card for the missing QSO.

I think "busted QSO" is an oxymoron.  I suggest that if correct call
signs weren't exchanged and logged in real time, then it wasn't a
valid QSO and after-the-fact notes don't make it valid.


Hank, W6SX

Mammoth Lakes, California 

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