[CQ-Contest] Bad Format Logs
W5OV at W5OV.COM
Sat Jul 28 05:30:45 PDT 2012
I often find myself in this same position - that is, to see something from
the complete opposite perspective.
In this case, the biggest, most popular, and (I think) longest running ham
radio contest in the world has established the precedent that all contacts
made in a contest with one callsign should be in one log file and the system
adjudicating the contest should be smart enough to only count those contacts
within that log file for the category being entered.
So, instead of looking to change the CQ or ARRL Robots to allow for more
than one log file in the system with the same callsign (which is a database
integrity violation) these other un-named contests should instead modernize
their log processing systems and catch up to the way CQWW has been doing it
(my personal opinion)
From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com
[mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of John Laney
Sent: Friday, July 27, 2012 7:27 AM
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Bad Format Logs
The CQ Committee might want to consider that there are other contests in
the world that REQUIRE that a log contain only QSOs for the category
elected or it will be reclassified according to what is actually in the
log. I read that in one contest rules in the past few weeks. That
contest said to put other QSOs made on other bands/modes into a separate
log and send it in as a Check Log. I'm not sure how I could do that
easily, but Mario seems to know how.
It would be better if the Robot could be made to accept a separate Check
Log without overwriting or deleting the previously submitted log if it
was clearly marked "Check Log" in the Category section since other
contest sponsors have accustomed contesters in other countries to do
that very thing.
Sorry I can't remember what contest it was right now, but it did
surprise me since it is contrary to what we have generally been doing
and requiring in the US.
73, John, K4BAI.
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