[CQ-Contest] Log checking with mismatched bands

Robert Chudek - K0RC k0rc at citlink.net
Thu Jan 7 22:03:42 PST 2010

The point I was trying to make is *skill* goes beyond receving and logging. 
It includes *operating* your station and making certain it is working 
properly. If you are running stations for an hour on 20m and your software 
is logging them on 15m... well? You're not paying attention and have less 
*skill* than someone who is paying attention and catches this type of 
problem. Whether CAT is being used or not isn't the point.

73 de Bob - KØRC in MN

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ryan Jairam" <rjairam at gmail.com>
To: "Robert Chudek - K0RC" <k0rc at citlink.net>
Cc: "Tree" <tree at kkn.net>; <cq-contest at contesting.com>; "David Levine" 
<david at levinecentral.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2010 8:56 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Log checking with mismatched bands

> That would make sense, except that high contest scorers and even a lot
> of casual contesters usually use CAT - no copying skills required,
> only the right equipment and software.
> Everything else in a contest is copied by hand and tests copying skill
> - the callsign, exchange, QTCs (if any) etc.
> Timestamps and frequencies don't test skill, only the equipment and
> software.
> jmho
> Ryan, N2RJ
> On Thu, Jan 7, 2010 at 12:53 AM, Robert Chudek - K0RC <k0rc at citlink.net> 
> wrote:
>>> Note - for a contest where the band doesn't matter (like the 
>>> Sweepstakes),
>>> I
>>> would say the band should be ignored.
>> Tree, I would argue the other side of this. Sweepstakes is supposedly a
>> contest of skill and accuracy. If an operator can't log the correct band,
>> this would fly in the face of that basic parameter of SS. 

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