[CQ-Contest] Logging question

Jim Brown k9yc at audiosystemsgroup.com
Mon Aug 3 23:37:03 EDT 2015

On Mon,8/3/2015 3:12 PM, Jukka Klemola wrote:
> I got a request over email to change two of my recent logs.

The questions I would ask are, "did you make the QSOs," "what did he ask 
you to change?"  If it were me and I DID make the QSOs but there's 
something about the way they were logged incorrectly, either my him or 
by me, I would tend to give him the benefit of the doubt. I have, for 
example, forgotten to log a QSO until an hour or more later, and 
forgotten the time or even the band. When I realized I had forgotten, I 
put something in the log, doing my best to remember it.

This sort of thing is quite innocent, and happens all the time. I often 
get error reports from eQSL saying that a given QSO doesn't match within 
15 minutes, but that there's another in the log an hour earlier or 
later, or even 50 minutes later. :)

Now, I certainly would not change the contest log, but if I felt the 
error, either his or mine was innocent, I would send him a QSL or help 
him get the LOTW credit. I've spoken to very good DXpedition ops who I 
happen to know personally about this issue with respect to a QSL for 
that DXpedition, and the response was essentially the same. No 
manufactured QSLs, but the DXpedition operator goofed, he would support 
sending the QSL.

In a DX contest 3-4 years ago, a G station called me around 0700Z on 
80M. He was SO LOUD that I didn't believe it could possibly be real, and 
that one of my local buddies was messing with me. (I'm near San 
Francisco, and that's 6,000 miles over the POle). We DID make the QSO, 
but because I didn't believe it, I took it out of my log. A day or so 
later I was talking to an OT here, and he said that the guy I had worked 
had a big station, and that it had almost certainly been real. I emailed 
the G-station, told him the story, we confirmed the time, and I put him 
back in the log.

73, Jim K9YC

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