[CQ-Contest] Multiple QSO Party logging
Dick Frey - K4XU
k4xu at arrl.net
Thu Apr 26 12:41:33 EDT 2007
This coming weekend is the FQP, one of the QSO Party "biggies", and the
Nebraska party. The following weekend is another "biggie" -- the
Indiana, New England and 7th Area QSO parties.
If you are not inside one of these areas and want to play in all of
them, what logging program do you use? It's easier than you think. As
long as the parties have similar exchanges - signal report and county
code - all you need is a multiplier file that knows all the possible
codes. I was able to make TR-log play NEQP, IN and 7QP simultaneously
simply by concatenating their respective multiplier ".dom" files.
Different logging programs have different names for their multiplier
files but it's a common thread for most of the commonly used programs.
How to score and what to submit? As long as your logging program puts
out a Cabrillo file, don't worry about it. That's good enough for the
sponsors - they check for extraneous contacts and score the log again
Don't let the logging issue keep you from playing in more than one QP at
a time. A longer discussion of contest logging is on the www.7qp.org web
site under the "more" tab.
Richard Frey - K4XU
61255 Ferguson Rd.
Bend, OR 97702
Email: k4xu at arrl.net
Web page: www.codxc.org
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