[CQ-Contest] Two questions about CQ WW SSB contest logging
tony.kaz at verizon.net
Tue Oct 30 13:55:39 EDT 2012
We logged what the other station sent us. Some insisted on giving out serial
numbers and that is what we entered. I wonder how the contest committee will
handle those situations?
From: CQ-Contest [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of
Randy Thompson K5ZD
Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 1:20 PM
To: 'Hank Greeb'; 'CQ-Contest Reflector'
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Two questions about CQ WW SSB contest logging
Let's not get carried away here.
The CQWW rules state:
"III.13. Post-contest correcting of call signs by using any database,
recordings or confirming QSO's is not allowed (Rule XII.2 always applies)."
I.e., don't correct calls after the contest.
I paraphrased this during the webinar to:
- Put your log in Cabrillo format
- Send it in
We want your log in the proper format. It makes our job easier and it helps
you keep all of the points that you earned. Helping a new contester get
their log submitted earns you some extra karma points.
Remember. This is supposed to be fun.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: CQ-Contest [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf
> Of Hank Greeb
> Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 2:55 AM
> To: CQ-Contest Reflector
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Two questions about CQ WW SSB contest logging
> I admit to making an "after contest" adjustment of my cabrillo file
> for the recent CQ WW SSB contest. I wasn't quite "with it" when I
> started the contest, and gave one fellow a "Zone 5" instead of my "real"
> I tried to edit the contact to put zone 5 in the contact line, but
> didn't see any "CQ Zone" in the "Edit Contact" box. Since I couldn't
> change the CQ Zone during the contest, I entered "sent zone 5 instead
> of zone 4" in the comment field, and after the fact I changed the one
> log line in my cabrillo file to Zone 5.
> I now think (but am not sure) that the zone COULD have been changed
> for this one contact by entering "5" in the "exchange" box, but it
> wasn't obvious during the heat of the contest. And, I'll never
> understand why the "comment" field is in the "Edit contact" pane, but
> to retrieve the data one must go to VIEW>NOTES (NOT VIEW>COMMENTS).
> This resulted in a big puzzle, and a note to my two "Elmers" for N1MM
> software, who pointed out that "Comments" were labeled "Notes" under the
> Should my "after the fact editing" of this one line in the log result
> in disqualification of my entry, and should an orange or red card be
> The rules specifically say I should not massage the log after the fact.
> My reasoning was that I had the data in the comment or note Field in
> the N1MM "raw" log, couldn't figure out how to edit it "on the fly,"
> and I didn't want to penalize the other station for a busted QSO
> because of my error.
> The other question involves a newbie who entered the contest using a
> "non contest" logging programme. It supposedly made a cabrillo file,
> but the result did NOT have his zone, nor did it have the received signal
> We managed to "massage" this log with Notepad edit feature, so that it
> conformed with the cabrillo specs provided by CQWW.
> Yes, again, the rules say one should NOT edit the file after the contest.
> The choice was either NOT submit a log, or do this rather massive
> editing by putting the local zone and the received signal report into
> the cabrillo file. We didn't make any "corrections" just added data
> which was in the original log but did NOT show up when the programme
> made a "so called" cabrillo file. I figure that he might be
> encouraged to see his call amongst the other folks in the CQ Writeup,
> and we might have another contester amongst this seemingly dying breed
> of US Hams. I also encouraged him to try his logging software to make
> sure it will do the correct cabrillo file prior to entering another
> Comments will be appreciated.
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