[Trlog] Partly corrupted logfile

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Fri May 11 17:15:46 EDT 2007

On Thu, May 10, 2007 at 10:34:43PM +0200, Charles K?mpf wrote:

> After Helvetia Contest with HB9BSL I had a partly corrupted logfile.
> The first 389 QSO's were OK but after that 222 QSO's only chinese. It 
> looks like...
> *80SSB 28-ALLLLLLLL??Ne????QeReSeTeUe??....
> **.......vvvv????vv2007 Helvetia Contest HB9BSL
>  Band    Date    Time  QSO#  Call worked   Sent Rcvd Rcvd   Qth     
> Mults   Pts
>  ----    ----    ----  ----  -----------   ---- ---- ----  -----    
> -----   ---
>  40SSB 29-Apr-07 12:08  651  PD0LDC         59   59    
> 14                    1
> *After QSO 651 all was OK but in the mean time I lost 222 QSO's!
> What did I wrong?
> What can I do?
> Can somebody help?

There isn't enough information to really know what, if anything was done
wrong.  It would appear that you had some kind of disk write error (or a
disk read error and then the bad data was written to the drive).  This 
does happen - rarely - and isn't necessarily anything that TR had anything
to do with.  

You might find snippets of the real log in random disk sectors.  This takes
a lot of time and if you have a very large drive - the tools might not be
up to doing this.

Also - it is possible some information is in the restart file (*.RST).  
You can use POST to dump out the data in this file and see if it helps. 
You might find the calls that you worked at least.

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