[OhQP-mail] Proper DUPE handling

Hank Greeb n8xx at arrl.org
Tue Aug 30 00:23:45 EDT 2011


N3FJP is a "stupid programme" - I used it because I'm  "stupid operator" 
and couldn't figure out how to program the function keys on N1MM.   Any 
self respecting logging programme these daze will accept a dupe, 
sometimes with a bit of persuasion, but it can be done.

When I ran in the a "recalcitrant dupe"  I put him/her down as CALL/M to 
distinguish between "CALL".  N3FJP, being a "stupid programme" took the 
"CALL/M" as being different from "CALL" and accepted it.

After I made the cabrillo file, I manually found the three /M calls, and 
manually edited out the /M part.  That made the dupes appear in the 
cabrillo file.

I was told by the scoring team that dupes won't count against an 
operator, and they preferred that the dupes be kept in the log in case 
the other person screwed up your call or sumpin similar in the first 

Hope this will help you.

73 de n8xx Hg
Operated N1L/BROWn during OHQP 2011

p.s. I'm glad that N1L was Not [N)ot 1)n L)og] @ AC8GE!  I had a blast 
with that call.

On 8/29/2011 10:35 PM, Robert AC8GE wrote:
> Well first off, I must say I had a blast from Holmes County. I will
> post a summery in the next few days.
> I did run into a bit of a problem though. I ended up with a couple
> dupes just to keep things moving. It seems that some of the logging
> software in use was not alerting their respective operators when they
> had already worked a station. I did my best to keep things going so I
> went ahead and logged them again. My partner in the multi-op wanted to
> string me up at that point because I am using the N3FJP logging
> software, which doesn't allow dupes to be handled easily. So we
> manually changed the serial on the next contact by one to keep our
> numbers in line with what was sent.
> Now I am working at tying up the holes in the log, and am not sure if
> I should put the DUPE's back in or not.
> We did keep a paper log scratchpad just in case we got ahead of one
> another, so I have all the information written down.
> Suggestions?
> 73, Robert AC8GE
> BTW, I must say that I was overly joyed to pick up that rare DX N1L
> from BROWn county. Thanks again Hank.

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