[CQ-Contest] Log checking with mismatched bands

John shore1 at xplornet.com
Fri Jan 8 06:19:57 PST 2010

To error is to be human.....

de John
___When you open the fridge, does the light come on?___
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Chudek - K0RC" <k0rc at citlink.net>
To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2010 10:03 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Log checking with mismatched bands

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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