[CQ-Contest] question to CQWW contest log checkers

mike l dormann w7dra at juno.com
Thu Sep 21 13:31:15 EDT 2006

If you receive a log by a major player participating in a popular
division, I would assume the log could be completely checked by software,
as no caveats need be addressed.

Lets look at this scenario: someone decides to do a CQWW SSB SOSB 10m LP,
sets his TS 830 receiver to the most popular SSB contest frequency,
leaves it on, speaker blaring, for 12 hours in his shack, as he prepares
his income tax and finishes writing a book on dalha hybridizing, all the
while hoping for a ten opening...................and there is one!! He
works 16 JA stations in 13 minutes as the band closes.

Now he turns his log in.   He was on the air all 12 hours (if he wasn't
he would have missed the opening), and he was LP.

Now someone in an third floor walkup apartment in Sandpoint, Idaho runs a
135 foot wire to a tree, and operates his TS830 in the CQWW CW SOSB 160m
LP. He is on for the required 12 hours, all the while managing to work
for points 3 USA stations, 13 VE stations, one guy in Alaska, and one in

Now he turns his log.    He also was on the air all 12 hours (he really
sweated the Mexico contact), and he was LP.

These two logs would require human intervention by the contest log
checking personal.   Without it, there would be no way to ascertain award
status, as per CQWW rules.  

Any comments?

Mike W7DRA

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