[Cwo] log check question: hard-ass or not?

Alan Maenchen ad6e at arrl.net
Fri Sep 23 12:33:00 PDT 2011

I'm closing in on starting log checking/scoring. Maybe another day of
playing with software as opposed to doing what I'm paid to do here at work.

I ran across this issue:  K6GT was logged by 18 guys as "GEORGE" instead of
"GEO" (copied by 220 guys, and that's what the K6GT logs say).
The log check pops this out as a "Bad Name" and dings the log score.

What are your feelings about this?

The easiest machine check is to do a simple match of "sent" name and
"received" name in the two logs... which is what I'm doing. If they match,
it's good. If not, it doesn't count. I could do some aliases like "AL"
instead of "ALAN" and others, but that's considerably more work.

BTW,  I've already built in a small bias in checking serial numbers.
Numbers can be +/-1 from what was reported to be sent.  I've found that to
be wise in CQP where I've been able to prove that the actual sent NR can be
one off from the logged NR under some circumstances.

73, Alan  AD6E
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