[RTTY] NA Sprint RTTY Log Check Report Analysis

Robert Chudek - K0RC k0rc at citlink.net
Fri Oct 29 00:01:25 PDT 2010

"Senator, I served with TØM", I know TØM. TØM is a friend of mine!"

This problem actually is even more convoluted... What gets sent out over 
the air from the macro string does not necessarily have to match what 
was stored in the contest header (which generates the sent report for 
the Cabrillo file).

So he might have had TØM in the macro string, but TOM in the contest 
header. If the log checking software goes by what is in the Cabrillo 
file, it won't match was everyone logged during the contest.

Also, in a different contest, there was a station that had exchanged the 
characters opposite. His callsign was supposed to have a Zero, but he 
was transmitting an Oh on RTTY. I alerted him to this at some point in 
the contest (early on). The operator had fixed it by the next time I 
tuned across and printed him. So what do you think is going to happen to 
the fellows that logged "what was sent" prior to the operator making a 

So when an obvious error prints to your screen, and you want to "fix 
it", you will still be taking a WAG as to what will pass or fail during 
the log checking process.

73 de Bob - KØRC in MN

On 10/28/2010 11:36 PM, Ed Muns wrote:
> Yes, this is the crucial question.  Understand that log checking is going to
> give the nod to the sent exchange when the received exchange differs.  But
> ... that doesn't mean the sent exchange is what is in the sender's log!  So,
> sometimes the innocent (who truly logged what was sent) gets dinged.  Life
> is unfair, but trust me, far more log check errors are in your favor than
> vice versa.
> 73,
> Ed
> -------------------------
> Ed Muns - W0YK
> www.w0yk.com
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: rtty-bounces at contesting.com
>> [mailto:rtty-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Iain
>> MacDonnell - N6ML
>> Sent: Thursday, 28 October, 2010 21:18
>> To: Hank Garretson
>> Cc: David Levine; CQ Contesting Reflector; RTTY Reflector
>> Subject: Re: [RTTY] NA Sprint RTTY Log Check Report Analysis
>> On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 4:06 AM, Hank Garretson<w6sx at arrl.net>  wrote:
>>> On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 9:02 PM, Iain MacDonnell - N6ML
>>> <ar at dseven.org>
>>> wrote:
>>>> I thought I must have manually typed it (as opposed to clicking on
>>>> it), and goofed, but apparently he really was sending sending "T0M"
>>>> (with a zero).
>>> A good reason to use a slash-zero font in your print window.
>> But that brings up the age-old question ... do you log what
>> he sent, or what you think is what he really meant to send?
>>      ~Iain / N6ML
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