[Trlog] Novice/Tech QSO points in ARRL 10-meter contest

Kenneth E. Harker kenharker at kenharker.com
Tue Dec 6 21:09:11 EST 2005

On Tue, Dec 06, 2005 at 08:27:08PM -0500, Paul Kirley wrote:
> Rule 5.1.3 for this weekend's ARRL 10-meter contest specifies "Eight points for CW QSOs with US Novice or Technician Plus stations signing /N or /T (28.1 to 28.3 MHz only)."  
> While TRLog's DAT file and claimed score calculations show 8 points per /N and /T QSO, the Cabrillo file generated by POST shows the default 28000 frequency for every QSO.  This downgrades the /N and /T QSOs to 4-pointers in the final scoring.  
> For example, last year
> QSO: 28000 CW 2004-12-11 1407 W8TM          599 Oh     KA5PQD/N      599 Tx
> got me 4 QSO points (my final CW-only score was 4 times QSOs times mults, with final QSO and mult counts as claimed).

That would seem to be a bug in the log checking process.  What it really 
should look at is if the call was logged as /N and the mode as CW.  I doubt 
the log checking process is checking the frequency field.

You might inquire with N1ND or K8CC (assuming he's still in charge of the 
10 Meter Contest log checking.)

> An obvious workaround is manual editing of the frequency in the Cabrillo file generated by POST.  I don't know if there are alternative approaches.
> I thought that others might appreciate a warning about this quirk.
> 73, Paul W8TM
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Kenneth E. Harker WM5R
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