[CQ-Contest] Bad Format Logs

Guy Olinger K2AV olinger at bellsouth.net
Thu Jul 26 17:10:15 PDT 2012

I think that people need to be responsible for inspecting their own logs,
and reading instructions that plainly say that the last log from a station
will be used, etc, etc.  That is NOT the contest organizer's problem.   Or
as they say elsewhere, RTFM.  They may figure out an adjustment to pick up
on a problem and auto-fix something else next time.  But your REQUIRING
that of people doing it all for free on their own time?  You pay them a
salary and you can tell them to do whatever.

At the ARRL, the contest folks are paid employees, and League members in
good standing have the right to say things.  CQ Magazine is a paid
enterprise, but the contest guys are ALL VOLUNTEERS.  And they have no
ability to delay magazine publishing deadlines to get in a last change.  So
please exercise a little respect.  If they didn't volunteer to do all that
work, do you think there would be any CQ contests?

They do the work, they call the shots, period.  We make polite, respectful
suggestions and thank them for all their hard work.

When a contest cycle is over, we want organizers to look at the results and
feel good about everything.  We want them to do it all over again for the
next contest.

In local volunteer firehouses, particularly in kitchens, there are signs on

  "Your mother does not work here.  Clean up your own mess."    Or...

   "The world does not exist to wait on you hand and foot.  Clean up your
own mess."  Or...

   "Did you think we're being paid to wait on you?  Clean it up yourself."

On a given day, seems we need those signs in a lot of places.

73, Guy.

On Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 5:10 PM, Marijan Miletic, S56A <s56a at bit.si> wrote:
> I got a feeling that USA is a land of stupid robots and therefore you
> outsource the jobs.  You would like the rest of the world to adapt to CQ
> robots!?
> My latest episode was CQ WW CW 15m QRP as S5 record was ridiculously low.
> Previous two events were on 20 m.  I sent competition log and separate
> checklog as any savvy computer user would do!   I couldn't imagine that
> robot can't distinguished categories, one of the major contest parameters!
> K3EST and even K1EA intervened, promised correction but it never appeared
> in
> CQ magazine print.  I went to extreme category next as K1DG has
> significantly less work to do J

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