[CQ-Contest] Logging question

Peter Dougherty (W2IRT) contesting at w2irt.net
Fri Aug 7 20:24:11 EDT 2015

There's a big difference between a top-10 entity like KP1 and a station in
the lower-48. I would happily change my DX log (after the contest log
submission period is over) if I was close and messed up logging him. I just
had one for Field Day, in fact. No big deal. A rare entity is another matter
entirely and definitely calls for strict QSLing rules, including asking the
busted call owner to confirm he didn't make the contact QSO in question
before granting it to the claimant.

Peter, W2IRT


-----Original Message-----
From: CQ-Contest [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of
Zack Widup
Sent: Friday, August 07, 2015 9:04 AM
To: CQ Contest
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Logging question

I'm not fully sure of the actual situation here, but it appears he is asking
for a correction for a QSL, not a correction to the log you submitted to the
contest sponsor.

For QSLing, a lot of people (OH2BH for one) follow the "One character rule"
which someone already noted. If only one character of the callsign logged is
incorrect, you go ahead and change it for the QSL.
Maybe a lot of you are not DXers as well as contesters, but put yourself in
the other guy's shoes. Say you just worked a DXpedition that activated an
entity like KP1 that isn't likely to happen again for decades. They logged
your call wrong and you want a QSL. Wouldn't you appreciate it if they
corrected their log so you could get a confirmation? Quite a few DXpeditions
have done just that for me.

Also, I don't see the "you logged what you copied" as entirely valid,
either. I make mistakes in typing and I'm sure others do, too. What I type
may not be what I copied.

I'm not sure why the other individual needs your confirmation so badly, as
OH is not a rare entity. This particular individual probably blew his
chances with his rude replies.

But keep this in mind for future QSLing.

73, Zack W9SZ

On 8/3/15, Jukka Klemola <jpklemola at gmail.com> wrote:
> Fellow contesters,
> I got a request over email to change two of my recent logs.
> There was a 2by3 call sign asking me to change my log so he would get 
> my LoTW confirmation for two QSOs.
> A third QSO was OK in our logs and 2by3 call was happy about that.
> My response was the QSOs happen over the air on the radio.
> Not on internet on email over internet, not at all after the contest.
> The 2by3 call was devastated that I had insulted him that I interprete 
> he would try to make a QSO on the email. All he was asking me was to 
> change my log .. on email and that happens now, some months after the
> The 2by3 call was calling me by some names and was insulting.
> Can anyone tell me if I did anything right in my communication over 
> email to the 2by3 callsign that the contest is over and my log will 
> stay as it was logged when the contest was happening ?
> Or is there a possibility I did the right thing?
> I would have been happy to log him correctly, if he had corrected his 
> call to me ..
> 73,
> Jukka OH6LI
> _______________________________________________
> CQ-Contest mailing list
> CQ-Contest at contesting.com
> http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/cq-contest
CQ-Contest mailing list
CQ-Contest at contesting.com

More information about the CQ-Contest mailing list