[Cwo] log check question: hard-ass or not?
ad6e at arrl.net
Fri Sep 23 13:00:00 PDT 2011
BTW, the "one-off" serial number problem usually crops up in SO2R where a
station is queued up on R2 with a serial number ready to go, but the QSO
doesn't happen for some reason. Then the next R1 QSO number is sent as one
higher than what gets logged. Writelog had this issue for a while, but I
think it's been fixed. I've also seen N1MM with similar issues in the past,
and maybe others.
So, yes: 234 or 236 is acceptable for 235, but that's it.
On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 12:52 PM, Hank Garretson <w6sx at arrl.net> wrote:
> 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?
> I think we should establish a rigorous log-checking standard.
> Unless there is a time order of GEORGE, it should not count. By time order
> I mean, it would be worth checking if perhaps K6GT sent GEORGE to his first
> eighteen contacts and then changed to GEO. His log might not reflect what he
> actually sent. But if eighteen guys in a row got GEORGE, then he probably
> sent them GEORGE. (I suspect the GEORGEs came from Call History File. Copy
> what is sent.)
> 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.
> I vote for no aliases.
> 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.
> This is good. I don't want my logger QLFs to cost someone a contact. Just
> for clarification, +/- 1 for units digit only.
> 636 for 635 is OK
> 636 for 646 is not OK
> Ski Exuberantly,
> Hank, W6SX
> Mammoth Lakes, California
> Elevation 8083 feet in John Muir's Range of Light
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