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Fw: [ARRL-Contesting] Field Day log checking


Bob Shohet <kq2m@...>
 

 
 
Bob Shohet
 

From: Bob Shohet
Sent: Saturday, November 09, 2019 3:43 PM
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Contesting] Field Day log checking
 
Hi Pete,
 
FD isn’t a “contest” to the ARRL hierarchy but it is still a contest to all the contesters.  Doesn’t matter what it is called – “operating event” vs. contest – what matters is the activity level, the time and effort spent to prepare, set up and operate, the fun, the great stories, and the multitude of skills learned and practiced during it.  What matters most is that many thousands of people participate in it each year and for so many it is their first major operating event/contest and often their first exposure to radio.  In my opinion It remains the most accessible and enjoyable event for almost everyone that comes into contact with it, be it a new ham, family member or serious contester; no doubt because of the combination of the social with the operating aspects of it and doing it outside in what is hopefully (but rarely) good weather.  :-)
 
Perhaps that is what we contesters should focus on – how to create and market similar “events” out of the contest schedule we currently have – and making it an outside event when the weather is favorable.  
 
When I was at WRTC2000 in Slovenia with my very good friend and WRTC partner Dan, W7WA, shortly after we got to our operating site (a shipping container) on top of a hill in Koper with a spectacular view of of the Adriatic Sea and neighboring Trieste, Italy, we were positively astounded at the 100+ people that showed up to have a barbecue in the field and then look at the “station” (field-day style) where we would operate.  We learned from our host Zarko, S53Z (ex- YU3EY sk) that several dozen of them had come together to put up the tower and antenna and set up the station with generator; and while many of them were casual hams, most were family members that came to “pitch in”.  So their barbecue, which they had most weekends at the site, was to honor us but also to celebrate their close-knit community – hams and family members alike.  I was blown-away by their sense of community and helpfulness.  About 4 or 5 of them remained all weekend, including through an absolutely hellacious and violent T-storm which thoroughly drenched and endangered them.
 
My point is that this was an operating/community event to all of them – and was immensely popular because they had the operating (Dan and myself) plus the social aspects (barbecue) after the community event (clearing the land and building the station), and the families were an integral part of it.  Didn’t matter what it was called – it was interesting and fun to them and that is all that mattered.   :-)
 
The S5 hams and families had the right idea – I have often said that this is what we should do much more of in the US.  FD is very similar – if we want our hobby to grow then we should build on that model with other events/contests.
 
73
 
 
Bob KQ2M
 
 
From: Pete W1RM
Sent: Saturday, November 09, 2019 2:10 PM
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Contesting] Field Day log checking
 

I’m from the old school.  Field Day was and always will be a contest, but of a different sort.  It isn’t SS or CQWW but it isn’t SET either.  SET is a communications exercise to demonstrate emergency preparedness.

 

Back in the day, I was a member of the Connecticut Wireless Association (CWA).  Many of the members were ARRL HQ staffers including W1BDI, W1NJM, W1ECH, W1XX, W1JMY and others (oh, W1BGD in those days).  In those days (1960-1975), FD was a competition.

 

CWA took FD as a very serious contesting effort.  We planned much of the year for it.  One member, W2ADE, invented the octopus which allowed multiple rigs on the air but preventing simultaneous transmission so we had 9 radios with 3 in a “pod” so we were legit 3A.

 

We were consistently in the top 5 3A if not number 1 nationally.

 

Fast forward to today.  When did FD stop being a “contest”?  I suspect it has everything to do with ARRL HQ resources to treat it as such and there isn’t enough to go around.

 

 

Pete, W1RM

W1RM@...

 

From: ARRL-Contesting@... <ARRL-Contesting@...> On Behalf Of Tom Taormina
Sent: Friday, November 08, 2019 2:57 PM
To: ARRL-Contesting@...
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Contesting] Field Day log checking

 

It is not a contest, but it is how many of us got our start in contesting. Someone took me to Field Day 1958 and I was hooked

 

Tom Taormina, K5RC

 

775-847-7929

 

The Comstock Memorial Station, W7RN

www.w7rn.com

 

From: ARRL-Contesting@... <ARRL-Contesting@...> On Behalf Of Bart Jahnke
Sent: Friday, November 8, 2019 11:16 AM
To: ARRL-Contesting@...
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Contesting] Field Day log checking

 

Hello Tom,

 

Thanks for asking.

 

Field Day is not a contest (it’s a communications exercise), and as such it is not adjudicated (so there is no log checking).

 

I’ll email you separately regarding the scoring.

 

 

Thanks for participating!

 

73,

 

Bart Jahnke, W9JJ

Radiosport and Field Services Manager

 

ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio®

225 Main Street

Newington CT 06111-1400

Telephone: 860-594-0272

Fax: 860-594-0346

bjahnke@...

www.arrl.org

 

 

 

 

 

From: ARRL-Contesting@... <ARRL-Contesting@...> On Behalf Of Tom Schaefer NY4I
Sent: Friday, November 8, 2019 2:10 PM
To: ARRL-Contesting@...
Subject: [ARRL-Contesting] Field Day log checking

 

Reading the 2019 Field Day results, something just occurred to me. The QSOs we submitted were 1078. In the listing for W4TA (3A), I see 1078 listed in the QSOs column. While I would hope we were that accurate, that is just not likely at all.

Is the number in the results the submitted number of QSOs or the corrected number after log checking? Is a Log Checking Report possible for Field Day?

Our score is 200 less than I expected but since it is exactly 200 less, that seems more likely a bonus point issue than any score reductions. It would be nice to know what bonus points were disallowed or what led to the score reduction so if I made an error, I do not repeat it again.

I ask as if the QSOs counts are not log checked, that sort of negates any reason to print a top ten score box (page one of the article). If this is not checked like a contest (since this is most definitely, 100% not a contest), why do we put the Top 10 score.

And for those just waiting to pounce...sure, Field Day is not a contest, OK. But we do have points and all so I am curious about the listing.

Thanks,

Tom NY4I


Ria, N2RJ
 

Historically field day has always been a bit of both contest and operating exercise. The first one in 1933 was debuted as a test of portable stations. But it was actually called a “contest” by F.E. Harding in the closing paragraph of the announcement in QST of June, 1933.

So all I’m saying is that yes it’s a contest, but it’s not only a contest and that contesting is just one element of field day. 

I enjoy it as a contest but also a way to get new ops and potentials interested in operating. 

73
Ria, N2RJ

On Sat, Nov 9, 2019 at 3:47 PM Bob Shohet <kq2m@...> wrote:
 
 
Bob Shohet
 
From: Bob Shohet
Sent: Saturday, November 09, 2019 3:43 PM
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Contesting] Field Day log checking
 
Hi Pete,
 
FD isn’t a “contest” to the ARRL hierarchy but it is still a contest to all the contesters.  Doesn’t matter what it is called – “operating event” vs. contest – what matters is the activity level, the time and effort spent to prepare, set up and operate, the fun, the great stories, and the multitude of skills learned and practiced during it.  What matters most is that many thousands of people participate in it each year and for so many it is their first major operating event/contest and often their first exposure to radio.  In my opinion It remains the most accessible and enjoyable event for almost everyone that comes into contact with it, be it a new ham, family member or serious contester; no doubt because of the combination of the social with the operating aspects of it and doing it outside in what is hopefully (but rarely) good weather.  :-)
 
Perhaps that is what we contesters should focus on – how to create and market similar “events” out of the contest schedule we currently have – and making it an outside event when the weather is favorable.  
 
When I was at WRTC2000 in Slovenia with my very good friend and WRTC partner Dan, W7WA, shortly after we got to our operating site (a shipping container) on top of a hill in Koper with a spectacular view of of the Adriatic Sea and neighboring Trieste, Italy, we were positively astounded at the 100+ people that showed up to have a barbecue in the field and then look at the “station” (field-day style) where we would operate.  We learned from our host Zarko, S53Z (ex- YU3EY sk) that several dozen of them had come together to put up the tower and antenna and set up the station with generator; and while many of them were casual hams, most were family members that came to “pitch in”.  So their barbecue, which they had most weekends at the site, was to honor us but also to celebrate their close-knit community – hams and family members alike.  I was blown-away by their sense of community and helpfulness.  About 4 or 5 of them remained all weekend, including through an absolutely hellacious and violent T-storm which thoroughly drenched and endangered them.
 
My point is that this was an operating/community event to all of them – and was immensely popular because they had the operating (Dan and myself) plus the social aspects (barbecue) after the community event (clearing the land and building the station), and the families were an integral part of it.  Didn’t matter what it was called – it was interesting and fun to them and that is all that mattered.   :-)
 
The S5 hams and families had the right idea – I have often said that this is what we should do much more of in the US.  FD is very similar – if we want our hobby to grow then we should build on that model with other events/contests.
 
73
 
 
Bob KQ2M
 
 
From: Pete W1RM
Sent: Saturday, November 09, 2019 2:10 PM
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Contesting] Field Day log checking
 

I’m from the old school.  Field Day was and always will be a contest, but of a different sort.  It isn’t SS or CQWW but it isn’t SET either.  SET is a communications exercise to demonstrate emergency preparedness.

 

Back in the day, I was a member of the Connecticut Wireless Association (CWA).  Many of the members were ARRL HQ staffers including W1BDI, W1NJM, W1ECH, W1XX, W1JMY and others (oh, W1BGD in those days).  In those days (1960-1975), FD was a competition.

 

CWA took FD as a very serious contesting effort.  We planned much of the year for it.  One member, W2ADE, invented the octopus which allowed multiple rigs on the air but preventing simultaneous transmission so we had 9 radios with 3 in a “pod” so we were legit 3A.

 

We were consistently in the top 5 3A if not number 1 nationally.

 

Fast forward to today.  When did FD stop being a “contest”?  I suspect it has everything to do with ARRL HQ resources to treat it as such and there isn’t enough to go around.

 

 

Pete, W1RM

W1RM@...

 

From: ARRL-Contesting@... <ARRL-Contesting@...> On Behalf Of Tom Taormina
Sent: Friday, November 08, 2019 2:57 PM
To: ARRL-Contesting@...
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Contesting] Field Day log checking

 

It is not a contest, but it is how many of us got our start in contesting. Someone took me to Field Day 1958 and I was hooked

 

Tom Taormina, K5RC

 

775-847-7929

 

The Comstock Memorial Station, W7RN

www.w7rn.com

 

From: ARRL-Contesting@... <ARRL-Contesting@...> On Behalf Of Bart Jahnke
Sent: Friday, November 8, 2019 11:16 AM
To: ARRL-Contesting@...
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Contesting] Field Day log checking

 

Hello Tom,

 

Thanks for asking.

 

Field Day is not a contest (it’s a communications exercise), and as such it is not adjudicated (so there is no log checking).

 

I’ll email you separately regarding the scoring.

 

 

Thanks for participating!

 

73,

 

Bart Jahnke, W9JJ

Radiosport and Field Services Manager

 

ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio®

225 Main Street

Newington CT 06111-1400

Telephone: 860-594-0272

Fax: 860-594-0346

bjahnke@...

www.arrl.org

 

 

 

 

 

From: ARRL-Contesting@... <ARRL-Contesting@...> On Behalf Of Tom Schaefer NY4I
Sent: Friday, November 8, 2019 2:10 PM
To: ARRL-Contesting@...
Subject: [ARRL-Contesting] Field Day log checking

 

Reading the 2019 Field Day results, something just occurred to me. The QSOs we submitted were 1078. In the listing for W4TA (3A), I see 1078 listed in the QSOs column. While I would hope we were that accurate, that is just not likely at all.

Is the number in the results the submitted number of QSOs or the corrected number after log checking? Is a Log Checking Report possible for Field Day?

Our score is 200 less than I expected but since it is exactly 200 less, that seems more likely a bonus point issue than any score reductions. It would be nice to know what bonus points were disallowed or what led to the score reduction so if I made an error, I do not repeat it again.

I ask as if the QSOs counts are not log checked, that sort of negates any reason to print a top ten score box (page one of the article). If this is not checked like a contest (since this is most definitely, 100% not a contest), why do we put the Top 10 score.

And for those just waiting to pounce...sure, Field Day is not a contest, OK. But we do have points and all so I am curious about the listing.

Thanks,

Tom NY4I


Pete W1RM
 

That’s F. E. Handy, W1BDI who, among many other things, was the author of the first ARRL Handbook known as Handy’s Handy Handbook.  I had the pleasure of knowing Ed, worked for him too.

 

 

Pete, W1RM

W1RM@...

 

From: ARRL-Contesting@... <ARRL-Contesting@...> On Behalf Of Ria, N2RJ
Sent: Saturday, November 09, 2019 4:06 PM
To: ARRL-Contesting@...
Subject: Re: Fw: [ARRL-Contesting] Field Day log checking

 

Historically field day has always been a bit of both contest and operating exercise. The first one in 1933 was debuted as a test of portable stations. But it was actually called a “contest” by F.E. Harding in the closing paragraph of the announcement in QST of June, 1933.

 

So all I’m saying is that yes it’s a contest, but it’s not only a contest and that contesting is just one element of field day. 

 

I enjoy it as a contest but also a way to get new ops and potentials interested in operating. 

 

73

Ria, N2RJ

 

On Sat, Nov 9, 2019 at 3:47 PM Bob Shohet <kq2m@...> wrote:

 

 

Bob Shohet

 

From: Bob Shohet

Sent: Saturday, November 09, 2019 3:43 PM

Subject: Re: [ARRL-Contesting] Field Day log checking

 

Hi Pete,

 

FD isn’t a “contest” to the ARRL hierarchy but it is still a contest to all the contesters.  Doesn’t matter what it is called – “operating event” vs. contest – what matters is the activity level, the time and effort spent to prepare, set up and operate, the fun, the great stories, and the multitude of skills learned and practiced during it.  What matters most is that many thousands of people participate in it each year and for so many it is their first major operating event/contest and often their first exposure to radio.  In my opinion It remains the most accessible and enjoyable event for almost everyone that comes into contact with it, be it a new ham, family member or serious contester; no doubt because of the combination of the social with the operating aspects of it and doing it outside in what is hopefully (but rarely) good weather.  :-)

 

Perhaps that is what we contesters should focus on – how to create and market similar “events” out of the contest schedule we currently have – and making it an outside event when the weather is favorable.  

 

When I was at WRTC2000 in Slovenia with my very good friend and WRTC partner Dan, W7WA, shortly after we got to our operating site (a shipping container) on top of a hill in Koper with a spectacular view of of the Adriatic Sea and neighboring Trieste, Italy, we were positively astounded at the 100+ people that showed up to have a barbecue in the field and then look at the “station” (field-day style) where we would operate.  We learned from our host Zarko, S53Z (ex- YU3EY sk) that several dozen of them had come together to put up the tower and antenna and set up the station with generator; and while many of them were casual hams, most were family members that came to “pitch in”.  So their barbecue, which they had most weekends at the site, was to honor us but also to celebrate their close-knit community – hams and family members alike.  I was blown-away by their sense of community and helpfulness.  About 4 or 5 of them remained all weekend, including through an absolutely hellacious and violent T-storm which thoroughly drenched and endangered them.

 

My point is that this was an operating/community event to all of them – and was immensely popular because they had the operating (Dan and myself) plus the social aspects (barbecue) after the community event (clearing the land and building the station), and the families were an integral part of it.  Didn’t matter what it was called – it was interesting and fun to them and that is all that mattered.   :-)

 

The S5 hams and families had the right idea – I have often said that this is what we should do much more of in the US.  FD is very similar – if we want our hobby to grow then we should build on that model with other events/contests.

 

73

 

 

Bob KQ2M

 

 

From: Pete W1RM

Sent: Saturday, November 09, 2019 2:10 PM

Subject: Re: [ARRL-Contesting] Field Day log checking

 

I’m from the old school.  Field Day was and always will be a contest, but of a different sort.  It isn’t SS or CQWW but it isn’t SET either.  SET is a communications exercise to demonstrate emergency preparedness.

 

Back in the day, I was a member of the Connecticut Wireless Association (CWA).  Many of the members were ARRL HQ staffers including W1BDI, W1NJM, W1ECH, W1XX, W1JMY and others (oh, W1BGD in those days).  In those days (1960-1975), FD was a competition.

 

CWA took FD as a very serious contesting effort.  We planned much of the year for it.  One member, W2ADE, invented the octopus which allowed multiple rigs on the air but preventing simultaneous transmission so we had 9 radios with 3 in a “pod” so we were legit 3A.

 

We were consistently in the top 5 3A if not number 1 nationally.

 

Fast forward to today.  When did FD stop being a “contest”?  I suspect it has everything to do with ARRL HQ resources to treat it as such and there isn’t enough to go around.

 

 

Pete, W1RM

W1RM@...

 

From: ARRL-Contesting@... <ARRL-Contesting@...> On Behalf Of Tom Taormina
Sent: Friday, November 08, 2019 2:57 PM
To: ARRL-Contesting@...
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Contesting] Field Day log checking

 

It is not a contest, but it is how many of us got our start in contesting. Someone took me to Field Day 1958 and I was hooked

 

Tom Taormina, K5RC

 

775-847-7929

 

The Comstock Memorial Station, W7RN

www.w7rn.com

 

From: ARRL-Contesting@... <ARRL-Contesting@...> On Behalf Of Bart Jahnke
Sent: Friday, November 8, 2019 11:16 AM
To: ARRL-Contesting@...
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Contesting] Field Day log checking

 

Hello Tom,

 

Thanks for asking.

 

Field Day is not a contest (it’s a communications exercise), and as such it is not adjudicated (so there is no log checking).

 

I’ll email you separately regarding the scoring.

 

 

Thanks for participating!

 

73,

 

Bart Jahnke, W9JJ

Radiosport and Field Services Manager

 

ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio®

225 Main Street

Newington CT 06111-1400

Telephone: 860-594-0272

Fax: 860-594-0346

bjahnke@...

www.arrl.org

 

 

 

 

 

From: ARRL-Contesting@... <ARRL-Contesting@...> On Behalf Of Tom Schaefer NY4I
Sent: Friday, November 8, 2019 2:10 PM
To: ARRL-Contesting@...
Subject: [ARRL-Contesting] Field Day log checking

 

Reading the 2019 Field Day results, something just occurred to me. The QSOs we submitted were 1078. In the listing for W4TA (3A), I see 1078 listed in the QSOs column. While I would hope we were that accurate, that is just not likely at all.

Is the number in the results the submitted number of QSOs or the corrected number after log checking? Is a Log Checking Report possible for Field Day?

Our score is 200 less than I expected but since it is exactly 200 less, that seems more likely a bonus point issue than any score reductions. It would be nice to know what bonus points were disallowed or what led to the score reduction so if I made an error, I do not repeat it again.

I ask as if the QSOs counts are not log checked, that sort of negates any reason to print a top ten score box (page one of the article). If this is not checked like a contest (since this is most definitely, 100% not a contest), why do we put the Top 10 score.

And for those just waiting to pounce...sure, Field Day is not a contest, OK. But we do have points and all so I am curious about the listing.

Thanks,

Tom NY4I


Ria, N2RJ
 


Yes, sorry Handy. I blame autocorrect for that one. 

73
Ria
N2RJ


On Sat, Nov 9, 2019 at 5:01 PM Pete W1RM <w1rm@...> wrote:

That’s F. E. Handy, W1BDI who, among many other things, was the author of the first ARRL Handbook known as Handy’s Handy Handbook.  I had the pleasure of knowing Ed, worked for him too.

 

 

Pete, W1RM

W1RM@...

 

From: ARRL-Contesting@... <ARRL-Contesting@...> On Behalf Of Ria, N2RJ
Sent: Saturday, November 09, 2019 4:06 PM
To: ARRL-Contesting@...
Subject: Re: Fw: [ARRL-Contesting] Field Day log checking

 

Historically field day has always been a bit of both contest and operating exercise. The first one in 1933 was debuted as a test of portable stations. But it was actually called a “contest” by F.E. Harding in the closing paragraph of the announcement in QST of June, 1933.

 

So all I’m saying is that yes it’s a contest, but it’s not only a contest and that contesting is just one element of field day. 

 

I enjoy it as a contest but also a way to get new ops and potentials interested in operating. 

 

73

Ria, N2RJ

 

On Sat, Nov 9, 2019 at 3:47 PM Bob Shohet <kq2m@...> wrote:

 

 

Bob Shohet

 

From: Bob Shohet

Sent: Saturday, November 09, 2019 3:43 PM

Subject: Re: [ARRL-Contesting] Field Day log checking

 

Hi Pete,

 

FD isn’t a “contest” to the ARRL hierarchy but it is still a contest to all the contesters.  Doesn’t matter what it is called – “operating event” vs. contest – what matters is the activity level, the time and effort spent to prepare, set up and operate, the fun, the great stories, and the multitude of skills learned and practiced during it.  What matters most is that many thousands of people participate in it each year and for so many it is their first major operating event/contest and often their first exposure to radio.  In my opinion It remains the most accessible and enjoyable event for almost everyone that comes into contact with it, be it a new ham, family member or serious contester; no doubt because of the combination of the social with the operating aspects of it and doing it outside in what is hopefully (but rarely) good weather.  :-)

 

Perhaps that is what we contesters should focus on – how to create and market similar “events” out of the contest schedule we currently have – and making it an outside event when the weather is favorable.  

 

When I was at WRTC2000 in Slovenia with my very good friend and WRTC partner Dan, W7WA, shortly after we got to our operating site (a shipping container) on top of a hill in Koper with a spectacular view of of the Adriatic Sea and neighboring Trieste, Italy, we were positively astounded at the 100+ people that showed up to have a barbecue in the field and then look at the “station” (field-day style) where we would operate.  We learned from our host Zarko, S53Z (ex- YU3EY sk) that several dozen of them had come together to put up the tower and antenna and set up the station with generator; and while many of them were casual hams, most were family members that came to “pitch in”.  So their barbecue, which they had most weekends at the site, was to honor us but also to celebrate their close-knit community – hams and family members alike.  I was blown-away by their sense of community and helpfulness.  About 4 or 5 of them remained all weekend, including through an absolutely hellacious and violent T-storm which thoroughly drenched and endangered them.

 

My point is that this was an operating/community event to all of them – and was immensely popular because they had the operating (Dan and myself) plus the social aspects (barbecue) after the community event (clearing the land and building the station), and the families were an integral part of it.  Didn’t matter what it was called – it was interesting and fun to them and that is all that mattered.   :-)

 

The S5 hams and families had the right idea – I have often said that this is what we should do much more of in the US.  FD is very similar – if we want our hobby to grow then we should build on that model with other events/contests.

 

73

 

 

Bob KQ2M

 

 

From: Pete W1RM

Sent: Saturday, November 09, 2019 2:10 PM

Subject: Re: [ARRL-Contesting] Field Day log checking

 

I’m from the old school.  Field Day was and always will be a contest, but of a different sort.  It isn’t SS or CQWW but it isn’t SET either.  SET is a communications exercise to demonstrate emergency preparedness.

 

Back in the day, I was a member of the Connecticut Wireless Association (CWA).  Many of the members were ARRL HQ staffers including W1BDI, W1NJM, W1ECH, W1XX, W1JMY and others (oh, W1BGD in those days).  In those days (1960-1975), FD was a competition.

 

CWA took FD as a very serious contesting effort.  We planned much of the year for it.  One member, W2ADE, invented the octopus which allowed multiple rigs on the air but preventing simultaneous transmission so we had 9 radios with 3 in a “pod” so we were legit 3A.

 

We were consistently in the top 5 3A if not number 1 nationally.

 

Fast forward to today.  When did FD stop being a “contest”?  I suspect it has everything to do with ARRL HQ resources to treat it as such and there isn’t enough to go around.

 

 

Pete, W1RM

W1RM@...

 

From: ARRL-Contesting@... <ARRL-Contesting@...> On Behalf Of Tom Taormina
Sent: Friday, November 08, 2019 2:57 PM
To: ARRL-Contesting@...
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Contesting] Field Day log checking

 

It is not a contest, but it is how many of us got our start in contesting. Someone took me to Field Day 1958 and I was hooked

 

Tom Taormina, K5RC

 

775-847-7929

 

The Comstock Memorial Station, W7RN

www.w7rn.com

 

From: ARRL-Contesting@... <ARRL-Contesting@...> On Behalf Of Bart Jahnke
Sent: Friday, November 8, 2019 11:16 AM
To: ARRL-Contesting@...
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Contesting] Field Day log checking

 

Hello Tom,

 

Thanks for asking.

 

Field Day is not a contest (it’s a communications exercise), and as such it is not adjudicated (so there is no log checking).

 

I’ll email you separately regarding the scoring.

 

 

Thanks for participating!

 

73,

 

Bart Jahnke, W9JJ

Radiosport and Field Services Manager

 

ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio®

225 Main Street

Newington CT 06111-1400

Telephone: 860-594-0272

Fax: 860-594-0346

bjahnke@...

www.arrl.org

 

 

 

 

 

From: ARRL-Contesting@... <ARRL-Contesting@...> On Behalf Of Tom Schaefer NY4I
Sent: Friday, November 8, 2019 2:10 PM
To: ARRL-Contesting@...
Subject: [ARRL-Contesting] Field Day log checking

 

Reading the 2019 Field Day results, something just occurred to me. The QSOs we submitted were 1078. In the listing for W4TA (3A), I see 1078 listed in the QSOs column. While I would hope we were that accurate, that is just not likely at all.

Is the number in the results the submitted number of QSOs or the corrected number after log checking? Is a Log Checking Report possible for Field Day?

Our score is 200 less than I expected but since it is exactly 200 less, that seems more likely a bonus point issue than any score reductions. It would be nice to know what bonus points were disallowed or what led to the score reduction so if I made an error, I do not repeat it again.

I ask as if the QSOs counts are not log checked, that sort of negates any reason to print a top ten score box (page one of the article). If this is not checked like a contest (since this is most definitely, 100% not a contest), why do we put the Top 10 score.

And for those just waiting to pounce...sure, Field Day is not a contest, OK. But we do have points and all so I am curious about the listing.

Thanks,

Tom NY4I