[CQ-Contest] Log what was sent
w8jpf at fischerhome.org
Thu Sep 29 13:44:34 EDT 2016
I took a tour through the rules of the CQ WW DX Contest and the associated FAQ...
IX.10. Call signs logged must be the same as those exchanged over the air by the entrants during the QSO.
X.1. The log MUST show the following for each contact: correct date and time in UTC, frequency (or band), call sign of the station worked, exchange sent, and exchange received.
** From these two, seems pretty clear to me that I should log what the other op sent to me. Not my job to interpret or edit or correct what s/he sent. **
Q: A station sends me "cut numbers" on CW. What should I enter in the log?
The log checking software is expecting to see a log with sent and received zone numbers.
** In other words, if my logger doesn't convert T5 to 05 (which it, in fact, does), then I should do so. However, I should not convert T3 to 04 because that's where I think he really is. **
Q: I work a station and they do not know their CQ zone or they give me a serial number, what should I put in the log?
Log the zone based on their location.
** I would try to verify where they are then enter the zone number for that location. **
Based on my readings, it is quite clear: LOG WHAT THE OTHER OP SENDS!
TU es 73 de Joe, W8JPF
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:12:02 +0200
From: Maarten van R <pd2r.maarten at gmail.com>
To: Ed Muns <ed at w0yk.com>
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Like David said, CQWW says you should log the correct zone based on the
location, not what was send. Same thing with cut numbers used for CQ zone
This contradicts with the "log what was send" rule but it actually seems
fairly logical. If the other station doesn't submit his log, the logchecker
can not possibly know what was actually send but it does know what the
correct zone number should be based on the location of the station.
As others have asked, what happens when the other op does submit his log
with the wrong number? Then the log checker does know what was send over
As I read the rules and the FAQ section on the CQWW website, the rule
is pretty clear. Log the correct number based on the location, no matter
what was actually send over the air.
This should cover the majority of the mistakes except for a few NA or
Russian stations where their callsign puts them is a different location
then they actually are. That said, with stations from NA and Russia, one
can expect such deviations.
73, Maarten PD2
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