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They do accept Cabrillo files instead of a dupe sheet—plus the summary. Now that I have learned they do no log checking, I have no idea why they require either.
On Nov 11, 2019, at 11:52 AM, Jack Schuster <w1wef3@...
Hi John. I always knew that logs were not checked and never considered it a contest but always enjoyed wowing the non contesters showing them how a contester racks up Qs vs the non contester! hi I was a member of Ct Wireless Assn back in the day, and did FD with that club which included George Hart who always said it wasn't a contest, but we sure treated it like one! ( I think George may have been the guy who invented FD). In 2018 however I volunteered to submit the log for the club I was with because the usual guy who loves N3FJP and was more familiar with it wasn't there. I never got so much BS from the league over submission, to the point where our score wasn't published because I couldn't prove that we checked dupes. It would be easier if they required a Cabrillo file like contests. 73 JACK W1WEF
I did an article for NCJ, I think in 1990, called "The Joy of Field Day" and felt back then it was an operating event, not a contest. If you get a bunch of contesters together, anything can be a contest - but I think the majority of FD groups have a minority of ops being contesters.
One way you can tell that the League does not consider it a contest is the fact that QST still prints the full line scores!
73 John K3TN
73 John K3TN