[CQ-Contest] Jay Seven Oh Jay - so...are you changing your log?

Fri Feb 23 19:17:16 EST 2007

Ward as you may have figured out I am a stubborn, crotchety, ole fart. A 
contest, to me, means I pit my skills, such as they are, against your 
skills. If I use packet then I'm using the skills of a lot of other folks. 
There is no challenge/skill in shooting ducks in a barrel. I've tried to use 
packet and it is to confusing for me, I have my own plan on S&P and I don't 
like deviating from it. I also don't believe in 'post' editing. Get it right 
the first time and then you don't have to fix anything. I submit my logs 
within minutes of being done with a contest and let the chips fall where 
they may.
All that being said it appears I totally blew 2 calls during the contest and 
I can't use the excuse of packet. While going back through my log to get 
data for the ES5 thing I came across J70J. Since I wasn't using packet my 
only excuse is senility. I can't even imagine why/how I would have typed 0 
unless I was ass/um/ing.
I would never consider changing the log for any reason, so I'll just take my 
lumps. At this stage of the game, for me, I'm not going to get any better 
than I was last weekend.
Best 73


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Ward Silver
  To: CQ-Contest Reflector
  Sent: Friday, February 23, 2007 20:21
  Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Jay Seven Oh Jay - so...are you changing your 

  > What would the ARRL advise?

  If, *during* the contest, you thought to yourself, "Gee, I bet I mistyped 
  for O in that call" or made a note in the log to review all "J7O/0J"or
  something like that, then go fix the calls.  You caught it during the
  contest and while you probably should have used some down time to go back
  and check, it seems reasonable to me to do that editing.  I repeat - only
  because it was detected between 0000Z Saturday and 2359Z Sunday.

  If you are only today going, "Hmmm, wonder what I entered for that call
  sign?" the simple answer is BZZZZZTT!  If you didn't get it right during 
  contest or at least made a note to "Change all X to Y" in the log...hey,
  pal, the contest is OVER.  Live and learn - get better - watch your
  fingers - there's another contest waiting right around the corner.

  This is discussed at http://www.arrl.org/contests/hf-faq.html in section 
  Or maybe not 2b.  That would be the question.

  73, Ward N0AX

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