[CQ-Contest] why checklog?

Tom Haavisto kamham69 at gmail.com
Mon May 23 22:54:56 EDT 2016

A few years ago, an operator worked a CQWW contest, and in an effort to
trim a few seconds off his exchange, he omitted '599' from his exchange.
There was a lot of comments after the fact here on the CQ Contest
reflector, and in the end, he changed his entry to a checklog.

Remembering this, I entered an RTTY contest, but started off using the NAQP
macro which did not have '599' in the macro.  I made about ~100 Q's before
I realized my mistake.  I changed the macro, and finished the contest.
Knowing I had not followed the rules, I submitted my entry as a checklog.

So - mistakes happen.  That way, the contest sponsor can cross-check the
QSO's, but *I* would not be dinged for not following the rules.

Tom - VE3CX


On Mon, May 23, 2016 at 2:34 PM, Jeff Stai <wk6i.jeff at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am writing up the RTTY Roundup article, and in looking at the results
> data there is a fairly high number of checklogs.
> I know some of the more typical reasons why one would submit as checklog -
> you operated outside the rules (like choosing to run high power in an
> NAQP), or maybe you just don't give a darn about a score - but I'm
> wondering about the other reasons that maybe aren't so typical.
> Any insights appreciated. 73 jeff wk6i
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