Explaining RadioSport Log Check Report

Good Saturday morning from the #hamr shackadelic zone as rain moves across the central coast of California for the remainder of the weekend. Our local surf conditions are overhead and extremely choppy. Additionally, I’m hearing signals from Texas on 15m and Canada on 20m, while Cycle 24 numbers especially sunspot count suggest satisfactory to quiet conditions.

The RadioSport log check report (LCR) is my adjudicated score that is my official score after software verifies complete and accurate exchanges including the callsign of the station. The LCR is my performance report. I recommend familiarizing to the level of knowledgeable because there is a cause and effect relationship when a station is logged.

Not in log (NIL) results in one additional QSO removed from my log.

Incorrect call results in one additional QSO penalty.

Incorrect exchange information results in QSO removed from the log.

One very important skill is listening inside the cans and ensuring the callsign inside the entry window is correct. Additionally, verify exchange information for accuracy, as operators move from zone-to-zone, section-to-section or send a different name in an event like Sprint or North American QSO Party. The pre-fill information in the entry window may not reflect what is really communicated on-the-air.

My next posting will further explain the point penalty cause and effect relationship. I really, really need to focus on the one more or one less dit and/or dah both in the callsign and exchange information.

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