This blog records some of the changes that have been made over the past few days.
Originally, the aggregation was based on an exact match of the Hunter call-sign – this led to the unintended distinction between (eg) M0YMA, M0YMA/M and M0YMA/P
This has now been revised to aggregate on the base call-sign, so that each of the above will aggregate as a single score.
This also means that, where a special call-sign has been used, such QSOs can be annotated with the home-call for aggregation purposes, so that (eg) M6ADB and MR6ADB aggregate as a single score. Operators should contact me with details!
One of the biggest “complaints” is that the the tables do not distinguish between single-operators and club-activities.
On the whole, this is because club logs are being submitted with the operator field set to the club call-sign, not the individual operator’s call-sign.
Discussions with several club stations suggested that this was because the Club wanted to be included in the Top Operator table.
Therefore, I have added an additional section to the tables, to show Club and Team activity, aggregated on the (base) Station Call. This table is for Club and Team call-signs only (using a flag in the user profile).
Club managers are requested to contact me to have your club included.
I intend the term “Club” should also include informal groupings and Teams of operators who share a group call-sign.
Aggregation remains unchanged – this remains based on an exact match of the operator field.
Note: the Operator field, not the Station Callsign field!
All operators, especially those of Club or Team call-signs are requested to comply with the ADIF Specification, and include their own home-call in the Operator field when submitting logs.
One final comment – and that is to remind everyone that the Top Operators are indicative, and are there for a bit of fun… please do not get too obsessed about their accuracy! And any errors are down to the data I have been provided!
I am sure there will be some teething troubles as these changes bed-in… and while logs are updated to show correct operator call-signs (etc)
Please feedback any issues, errors or comments.