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

John Miller webaron at gmail.com
Fri Sep 23 14:23:50 PDT 2011

Be a bit lenient.

For this first CWO suggest using a "Log Checking Lite" filter.

Give the benefit of the doubt where possible.

John, K6MM

On Sep 23, 2011, at 12:33 PM, Alan Maenchen wrote:

> 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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