[WriteLog] Setting Time for BARTG
k3gp at arrl.net
Sat Mar 18 19:04:20 EST 2006
> Is there anything special that needs to be done to set the time sent in
> the BARTG contest this weekend? Will WL just pick up the time of the
> computer and transmit that time?
> Oh, BTW, in the past couple contests I have sent out my new call of
> W0RAA and stations using Super Check Partial see W0RA and call me using
> that call, thinking that W0RAA is not correct. I mentioned it to Don
> Hill and he said that he hasn't seem W0RA in a contest in quite some
> time. So, if any of you contesters see W0RAA this weekend, it's me, and
> W0RAA "IS" a correct call. My old call was WB0DUL.
> Good luck & hope to CU in the contest this weekend.
Writelog uses the time from your computer for the exchange. I keep my
computer clock set to GMT at all times to avoid confusing the operator (me).
I have the same problem with grabbing the wrong call from Super Check
Partial users - I only sign K3GP/8 (I'm in Ohio) for those contests,
like BARTG, that require it. Both K3GP and K3GP/8 are in the files used
by SCP, and often when I'm forced to use K3GP/8 the user on the other
end in a RTTY contest clicks on call but only picks up K3GP which is all
that is highlighted. We waste valuable time getting the /8 added back on.
I detest having to use /8 since (including the shift character) it
almost doubles the length of my callsign. I understand it is a
necessary evil for BARTG and other contests that use US call areas as
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