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Author Topic: Logging band or exact frequency  (Read 5245 times)
M6DLY
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« on: July 14, 2014, 12:16:13 PM »

I use Alinco DX SR8 for HF , a radio which is not supported by most contesting software Sad

It is hard work trying to do search and pounce and manually enter the frequency for each QSO ( using N1MM)

Is it OK just to record the band and time for each QSO , of course with the relevant exchange ,  or do I have to note the exact frequency as well ?

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N2MG
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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2014, 12:26:56 PM »

Band is usually (always? ) good enough.

Best bet is to read the contest rules.

Here's a snippet from CQWW

1. The log MUST show the following for each contact: correct date and time in UTC, frequency (or band)...
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N3QE
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2014, 12:30:17 PM »

For most contests, just getting the band right will be good enough. e.g. in the Cabrillo file for a QSO on 40M, it's good enough that the Cabrillo reads "7000" for frequency. The log checkers are cross-checking and accumulating scores by band, not exact frequency.

There are a handful of contests where log checking is particularly strict and they may insist on correct frequency (to nearest kHz) in log. Russian DX Contest is the only one I know of with such a clause: "11.11 Logs for high scores claiming to be in the top 3 list of any contest category (p 3, 3.3) must indicate the frequency of every QSO made (CAT system use) with a minimum resolution of 1 kHz." http://www.rdxc.org/asp/pages/rulesg.asp
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