[CQ-Contest] Log checking and deadlines
Henk Remijn PA5KT
pa5kt at remijn.net
Tue Feb 3 19:01:13 EST 2009
I would propose shorter deadlines, and not posting the logs received
till after the deadline.
BTW, with shorter deadline, it would be good if the organizing committee
would publish the results earlier.
And online, so we dont have to subscribe to a magazine to see the results.
> One of the frustrating things I have experienced working as a log checker
> for a number of contests is how late some of the competitive logs are
> There are always some logs - and typically that are from the same guys -
> that show up very close to the end of the log checking deadline. Of
> course, it wouldn't be appropriate for me to name names... but they know
> who they are.
> Why are these logs always submitted four weeks after the contest (or even
> longer)? Most of these people put their score up on 3830 (although some of
> them don't even do that - thinking that secrecy is a big deal).
> There is no doubt that some of these people are taking time to cleanse their
> log - perhaps checking callsigns against some database - making sure their
> received exchanges match the 3830 postings - checking the call book - who
> knows what else.... this is NOT contesting. This is something else that
> happens after the contest.
> It just doesn't seem fair when the majority of the serious competitors
> submit their logs the day after the contest - and a small number of people
> feel it is necessary to send theirs in the day before the deadline.
> I will always have more respect for those guys who send in their log without
> delay. For the CQ 160 CW contest - I have about 1400 logs already and a
> significant portion of the log checking activities have already started.
> Forty percent of my log is being cross checked now.
> I propose that the log submission date be something that gets posted along
> with the top scores. Again, sunshine is the best disinfectant. Also, maybe
> shorter log deadlines would help - although I hate to be punishing those
> who have legitimate reasons for submitting later.
> BTW - whenever I have a small decision to make that might somehow give an
> advantage to logs submitted early - and the answer cold go either way, I
> always bias my decision towards that direction.
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Henk Remijn PA5KT
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