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

Peter Chamalian w1rm at arrl.net
Sat Sep 24 09:36:26 PDT 2011

I would treat it as a busted contact.  Why?  Because he relied on what a
call history file provided and did not copy what was sent.  I've run into
similar situations in ARRL DX where the DX station has used one power level
on one band and a different level on another.  Ditto if you work a UA9 and
it pops up as Zone 17 but he sends Zone 18.


Pete, W1RM


From: Alan Maenchen [mailto:ad6e at arrl.net] 
Sent: Friday, September 23, 2011 3:33 PM
To: cwo at kkn.net
Subject: [Cwo] log check question: hard-ass or not?


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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