[CQ-Contest] ARRL and Open Logs - Time for the next step?

Robert Naumann w5ov at w5ov.com
Tue Jul 29 09:50:15 EDT 2008


As it has been quoted here recently, the CQWW Rules pretty much defeat your

"By submitting a log to the CQ WW Contest, the entrant agrees to have the
log open to the public"(CQWW Rules 2007).

I believe that the CQWW rules define the issue and have merit relating to
submitted CQWW logs.


Bob W5OV

CQWW Rules 2007: http://www.cqww.com/2007_rules_cqww.pdf

-----Original Message-----
From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com
[mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of K0HB 
Sent: Monday, July 28, 2008 10:34 PM
To: Pete Smith; cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] ARRL and Open Logs - Time for the next step?


> As for your logs being your property, not to be disclosed to others, does 
> that mean that you will no longer enter that pesky, "unconscionable" CQWW 
> contest?

Obviously CQ (or ARRL, or Contest-Sponsor-XYZ) needs my logs to score their

But I could make a pretty good argument that those logs are a private
document transacted between me and the scoring team, and that any public or
3rd-party disclosure beyond that needed for the "scoring process" is an
abuse of that privacy.  Reasonable people have disagreed with me, but none
have persuaded me that their position has merit.

73, de Hans, K0HB
 ><{{{{*>    http://www.home.earthlink.net/~k0hb

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