[CQ-Contest] CQ WW Rules and SCP
n2icarrl at gmail.com
Mon Jun 17 21:53:20 EDT 2013
A few comments, inline...
On 06/17/2013 02:48 PM, Richard F DiDonna NN3W wrote:
> I'm having a slight issue with one thing you've written Bob. You wrote
> that it is "not OK to go back and correct this after the fact." This
> seems at odds with what I have heard stations say for years: namely that
> if you make a change during the contest in in the minutes immediately
> after the contest, its OK.
I have always subscribed to the philosophy that the only changes I can
make to the log after the contest were those mistakes I noted during the
contest. I keep a scratch pad and pen handy during the contest for just
Then we have this proposed rule:
19. Correction of logged call signs by using any database ... is not
When you use SCP, you are using a database. This would make using SCP a
> Indeed, in WRTC, you're allowed 30 minutes to
> make corrections and to enter in any notes that you made during the
Only from those notes you made during the contest. If, after the
contest, you noticed that you logged P04W instead of P40W, you're out of
luck - it wasn't on the notes you made during the contest.
> Two examples come to mind:
> in CQWW, you work HG108DX on one band but you entered the call into your
> log as HG109DX. You work him three hours later on a different band yet
> your worked call history shows you have never worked HG108DX, but you
> KNOW you worked him. A quick scan of partials indicates you purportedly
> worked HG109DX, but you know now this to be wrong. My understanding is
> that you've always been able to make this correction during the contest.
We have this existing (but recent) rule:
13. Call signs logged must be the same as those exchanged over the air
by the entrants during the QSO.
As part of "situational awareness", when I am running I try to look at
several previous QSO's in the log. Sometimes I discover a mistake in the
log, and correct it. To meet the letter-of-the-law, I send the corrected
callsign and TU. This may happen several minutes later.
This rule only applies when I am running. I don't send the call of the
other station on S&P QSO's. This recent rule is all the more reason to
not send the other station's call.
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