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The contest is over. How long do you wait to email your electronic logs?
  Posted: Feb 03, 2002   (405 votes, 5 comments) by N2MG

Survey Results
I usually email them as soon as it's over. (At least I can be first on the 3830 reflector!) 9% (36)
I try to send the next day or the day after so I don't forget. (I'm too tired the instant the contest is over.) 33% (133)
I usually wait a few days to see if any bug reports surface about whatever logging program I've used. 23% (94)
I'm always waiting to the last minute. 22% (91)
I usually mail my logs (floppy or paper). 2% (9)
I almost never turn in a log at all. 8% (31)
Other 3% (11)

Survey Comments
Mailing of contest logs
Usually right away... withing the hour.
I don't believe in 'correcting' any log entry. Even if a typo, I view the whole log as a level of skill. Sure I may have copied it right, but if I typo it, then that is the way it goes in. Sure, I do make a lot of typos and my brain gets fuddled up too.

I do allow myself to correct a typo during the contest... but not afterwards.


Posted by k6iii on February 10, 2002

Usually late
They sit on my computer until someone sends out a reminder that the submission deadline is days or hours away.

Posted by AD1C on February 5, 2002

Submission time
Too tired at the end of the contest -- Too busy thereafter. Its usually one to two weekends before I submit, i.e., the next non-contest weekend.

Posted by N4GG on February 4, 2002

I try to send them in as soon as possible. Otherwise I worry that I'll forget. ASAP is usually the next morning.

Posted by N2MG on February 4, 2002

Mailing of contest logs
My time period varies. Sometimes it's the next day, sometimes right before the deadline. I always like to go through the logs and check my typos. In NAQP for instance, "George" might wind up as "Geroge" and would probably be a busted Q even though I copied it correctly, I typed it wrong. The same is true for calls. "W1ABCNY" is clearly an example of the state being typed in call field in addition to being typed in the section field. Strange things happen in the heat of the battle. Even though YOU know what you meant, the logs checkers don't.

Posted by k4xs on February 3, 2002

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