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Class: M/2 HP
Operating Time (hrs): 48
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Club: North Coast Contesters
|Comments: [email] 2017-03-05 19:28:21|
|3/26/2017: UPDATE TO ORIGINAL POST When reviewing the log file for typos, I was shocked to see 100+ QSOs at the start of the log that were CW QSOs. Apparently, early in the contest, one of the computers was rebooted, and when that happened, the operator mistakenly loaded the log from the 2017 ARRL CW contest. By the time he noticed the error, the network had uploaded more than 100 QSOs from the CW log INTO the SSB log -- something we never noticed until recently. Total loss was 74 QSOs and 13 mults, almost all on 20m. When you load the wrong contest onto a second networked computer, WinTest issues an error box that states that it is disabling the network. But apparently if you load the right contest but just the wrong mode, it still does a log synch ... and imports QSOs from the wrong (other mode) log, adding them to the start of the log (since their date stamp is earlier. There is no way to tell how many, if any, of the lost Qs and mults we would have worked if they didn't show up as (false) dupes for the rest of the contest. But this is definitely a lesson learned. 'AZ _____________ ORIGINAL POST: Thanks to a fun crew of great guys, this contest was enormous fun despite what likely was the worst contest radio conditions since operations began here in 1985. Thanks to Dave, W9PA for AR Cluster and radio computer upgrades and monitoring, and to Greg, W8WWV, for ever-present technical advice. 73, Tom, K8AZ|