Hello, just for everybody to remind on this post which was already sent long time ago. I get more and more corrections of logs which are very time-consuming. Also everybody should learn in his ham-exam that a log is a document. So please take care.
If you check your log before you sent it, it costs you 5 minutes time.
If I have to change it later in the database with around 14 mio entries it costs me much more time.
73, Manfred DF6EX WWFF-log-manager
<here the post again>
Can I remind all Activators and National Coordinators to please CHECK YOUR LOGS before uploading them to Logsearch.
I fully accept that mistakes will be made with transcribing or entering individual QSOs, and corrections can be made. However, there is no excuse for any of the following:
- Station Callsign
- Operator Callsign
- Activation Date
- Activation Reference
These simply need the Activator to do a sanity-check before submitting to the National Coordinator, and for the NC to do a very quick check before uploading.
Ok. But you have change my mistake?
David G1OCN said:
Guilty as charged. I forgot to put the 4 in the log for a QSO with Danny ON4VT when on the Scillies.
Manfred Meier said:
I disagree, Andrew.
When it´s the job of the national-coordinator to do a quick check then I will not do it longer because with more than 100 logs in two weeks it costs me a lot of time to do the uploads at all, so I will not make baby-sitter for the activator.
Operators please wake up.
It belongs to the basic knowledge to fill out a log correctly. It is in your responsibility to fill out a log correctly with correct date, time, band etc.
You don´t need to set up a new record with sending the log.
Just give yourself time and check it two times (or if not sure three times) before you send.
Also this nice game P2P makes in more and more unhandy. There are a lot of stations which claim later that the P2P needs to be adjusted. I think it is the major benefit of ham-radio also under emergency conditions to do a connection worldwide. So I really recommend everybody when you make a P2P-contact check the reference you received and if you are not sure, simply ask again until the contact is really a good one.
When you made DX in earlier years you should know if you are not in the log then you get no confirmation.
We should think about this also with P2P, it is not the intention to puzzle contacts together, if the stations on both ends doesn´t log it correctly then it is finally no good contact.
73, Manfred DF6EX
Bob (KA9JAC) said:
The Operators need to make sure the info they submit is correct and double checked.
I sent two logs to John W7JKC and he says that both were loaded.
If you guys are behind, not really a problem bur just checking that you got them
These logs for 3211 were already uploaded, John.
If they aren’t showing for you, I’ll need to have one of the developers research it.
6897 Processed 530 N7AME N7AME 3211 Kitsap Memorial 61 Washington W7JKC W7JKC
6898 Processed 530 N7AME N7AME 3211 Kitsap Memorial 61 Washington W7JKC W7JKC
Not bad idea is add more preferences to national logs manager also for updating logs I thing.
I have been looking for the document describing which ADIF-fields are needed in the log. Also how to use them so that the data ends up in the right way in the database.
Most ADIF logs are generatede by logprograms that fill in at lot of garbage – So it would be nice if there where a cleaner program.
Andrew M0YMA said:
Any fields other than those listed above are simply ignored.