[amsat-bb] Re: AO-7 log proposal.

w7lrd@comcast.net w7lrd at comcast.net
Tue Aug 21 11:48:06 PDT 2007

Hello- Many times I'll tell the XYL,"I'll be in lthe ham shack".  Four hours later I'll "surface".  She'll say, "who did you talk to"?  No one I reply, but I had a blast!  Activity does not necessarily you hit the PTT switch.
73 Bob W7LRD

-------------- Original message -------------- 
From: "John Hackett" <archie.hackett at hotmail.com> 

> To whom it may concern, 
> I propose that the statistics system of 
> the AO-7 Resource Page log be modified somewhat. 
> Namely ... that the scorecard *NOT* give points when no actual QSO takes 
> place. 
> Further ... that the minimum requirement should be an exchange of signal 
> report and locator for a 
> 'valid' QSO to be added to the scorecard. 
> The reason that I propose this change is that one particular station has 
> claimed 34 points in the last 7 days without having conducted one single QSO 
> .... which makes a mockery of the current scorecard system. 
> While the log was originally intended as an ACTIVITY log ... there are many 
> stations who appreciate the scoring system ... thereby adding to the 
> 'challenge' ... and increasing their awareness of the need for good 
> operating proceedures as well as improving their receiving capabilities. 
> It is unfair that these stations be surpassed by others who don't even have 
> a QSO via the satellite. 
> That is why I propose a modification of the scoring system ... ie ... no QSO 
> = no points. 
> Opinions, comments and 'flaming' to me please, preferably on the back of a 
> $100 note though an e-mail will suffice ... (at a pinch). 
> 73 John. AO-7 Resource Page Log Admin: 
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