Trottman Compound superfly at tetonwireless.net
Sun Nov 9 15:23:03 EST 2008

I think another thing that might help this effort is for some additions and
updates to the 3830 drop-down lists. We have been typing in our club name
for two years now as it does not apprear on the drop down and this has lead
to various permutations that could cause angst and confusion.
>As part of the ongoing effort to automate the log checking process for the
CQ WPX Contest, one of the big issues has been the variety of club names,
spellings, and abbreviations that appear in the Cabrillo files.  It
literally takes hours to try to go through the listings and do the research
to assign each log to the correct club.
There are two things that would greatly simplify this part of the process:
- Entrants would spell out their complete club name (no acronyms)
- Club names would be spelled out in a consistent way
To encourage this help from contest entrants, I have begun development of an
"official" list of contest club names.  You can view the list at
Please take a moment to find your club on the list and let me know if there
are any errors or there is a more accepted spelling of the club name.  The
goal is to have the names on the list be what the club members want to use
in their log and how they want the club name to appear in the magazine
To further encourage the use of the full club names, the log submission
robot will start comparing the club names to those on this list.  If a match
is not found, the submitter will receive a warning message in the
acknolwedgement email.  We are hoping this will remind people to help us by
resubmitting with the correct name.
No log will be rejected if the club name does not match.  There are hundreds
of clubs around the world that may not be on the list and we welcome club
score submissions from any of them.  The official list is for those clubs
that expect to submit 3 or more entries to the contest and be eligible for
inclusion in the magazine results.
The one exception that will not be handled by the club list is for multi-op
entries that want to apply their score to more than one club.  In these
cases, please indicate the club names and percentage of the score that
should go to each club.  You will receive the warning message, but don't
worry, we will manually handle these few logs when we compile the final club
scores.  Remember, only multi-op entries can apply their score to more than
one club based on the club membership of the operators that participated.
Randy Thompson, K5ZD
Director - CQ WPX Contest


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