Topband: Stew's Beef
mort.g2jl at ntlworld.com
Tue Jan 5 18:33:22 EST 2016
GE & HNY 1
This might be relevant; read on !
I work one or two in these 5NN shenanigans known as 'Contests', because I've found somebody I want to work for other reasons. I won't bore U with those, but if U R curious, www.cat-houses.com might help.
On getting a desperate E-mail form someone who'd called me, during my annual 6-months' stay on a remote Greek island in the Dodecanese (SV5) I learned something. He needed me to make so many countries (bad, non-PC word; I should say 'Entities') in some foul contest he'd been in. He stood fair to win his section, but the adjudicators, in their wisdom, deemed the QSO invalid because I was the only, sole, unique reference to "SV5/G2JL" in all the logs, THEREFORE, he was a liar. This annoyed me so much, I both E-mailed & snail-mailed those adjudicators, but he lost his claim.
So, the moral of this is: "submit UR logs".
Unfortunately, though I am literate in English English, and manual telegraphy, I am as a four-month-old brat in computing & still am stuck with my old DOS logger. I can't face typing 60+ years' work into a modern program that takes a day to load in Window$, but you fellows can export an ADIF log with ease, even for one QSO. Either that, or don't make contest QSOs.
73 - Mort, G2JL
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