[TRLog] Re: Logging DX stations in CQP
Alan C. Zack
Sat, 13 Oct 2001 19:07:16 -0700
I may be confused with the terminology but on pages 80 and 81 of the version
9 CT User's Manual, under CA QSO Party, it states (in part):
"The logging line lists your QSO S/N, Band, Time, Called Station's Call Sign,
His S/N, State or Province, Mode, Multiplier."
As an example:
1 20 2001 W5T 25 TX TX
In the above example my first contact of the contest was on 20 mtrs at 2001Z
W5T gave me his S/N of 25 and his state as Texas. When I hit return to log
the contact CT filled in TX in the Multiplier column as a new mult for me. I
do not make any entry in this column, CT does it for me when I hit enter.
Let's say the op at W5T on 20 asks me if I can go to 15 and work them there.
So I QSY to 15 and work them again for my second QSO of the contest. My log
2 15 2003 W5T 26 TX __
When I hit return the multiplier column is left blank by CT. It is my
understanding that this is because once you work a state or province on any
band it no longer counts as a new multiplier. This is how CT logged my
contacts during the contest. As I entered each call sign I heard, I would
get a little prompt of "Needed call" or "New Multiplier" or the dreaded
"DUPE" as I hit tab to check for dupes and partials before calling the
station (I was S&P mostly) to work him.
The CT manual calls it a multiplier for the very first time you enter a state
or province, otherwise it leaves that column blank when you work that state
or province a second, third, fourth, etc, time on any new band.
If this is wrong please let me know as I have a serious problem in my score.
> Hi Alan,
> The QTH field in your log is just that, a QTH field. It is not a MULT field.
> To my mind, leaving it blank simply means you didn't copy it (even if it may
> be obvious from the call). If you work VY1JA would you leave the QTH blank
> because everyone knows the QTH anyway? I don't think so. Same reasoning goes
> with working G3ABC and not logging UK (or G3).
> 73, Al AD6E
> In a message dated 10/13/01 19:49:38 Greenwich Standard Time,
> email@example.com writes:
> << Please correct me if I am wrong (and I may be) but I use CT. In CT it logs
> the mult (state) the first time you log it on any band. But then if you work
> them again on another band it does not count as a mult since you already
> worked them on another band, and so the mult field remains blank.
> If this is NOT correct then I have a lot of fixing to do.
> As for DX, CT accepts only certain prefix indicators for each country.
> Example, I worked a German station with a DJ prefix. But CT wouldn't except
> DJ, only DL. Sorry I can't help you with the OKLA versus OK1 example. I
> would suspect if you logged it as OK it would be treated as OKLA, but am not
> GL and 73
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