[CQ-Contest] 2010 IARU Pre-checking your log...

Ward Silver hwardsil at gmail.com
Tue Jul 13 07:58:39 PDT 2010

Robert's spreadsheets are terrific software tools, but...

The contest ended at 1200Z on Sunday.  It's over.  Your log should be submitted as it was at 1200Z, not after running a bunch of analysis tools and "correcting" it.  If you made notes DURING the contest to change something, fine, fix those.  Check to make sure the log contains all of your QSOs and that the information logged as what you sent is correct and that the Cabrillo header information is correct.  Stop there.  Submit the log.

After the log is submitted, THEN run the tools on it.  Use them to learn what mistakes you might have made in copying or logging.  Use that information to reduce your error rate in the NEXT contest. Real sporting events have a beginning and an end.  The competitors don't get to go back and change things.  Accuracy counts!

I'm sure the Dutch strikers would like to go back through their World Cup Final logs and change a few things, too.  (Congratulations to Spain!)  

73, Ward N0AX

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