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Loggings => Shortwave Pirate => Topic started by: ChrisSmolinski on October 13, 2012, 1353 UTC

Title: Please read: format for logging message subject
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on October 13, 2012, 1353 UTC
When posting loggings, please include the station name, frequency, mode, and time and date you first started to hear the station in the subject. For example:

WMPR 6955 AM 0105 UTC 23 Jul 2013

Times should be in UTC, and frequencies in kHz. UNID stations should of course be logged as UNID. If you're replying to an UNID thread but know the station name (due to hearing an ID the original poster did not) please feel free to change the subject in your reply to reflect the station name. Board moderators may also change the original poster's message title from UNID to the station name, this is to make it more obvious what station was logged.

If at all possible, please put spaces between the frequency and mode, and the time and UTC text.

Additional information in the subject, such as end time, is certainly welcome as well.

With the large number of loggings being posted, it is easy to have duplicate threads for the same broadcast, if the subject just contains the frequency. It is also more difficult for someone to locate a specific logging if the station name, frequency, and time are not included in the subject. Duplicate threads will be merged together.

Also note that this board is for loggings only. If your post isn't a logging, with frequency, time, and date, it should go elsewhere, probably in either the General or Huh? board. Off topic posts will be moved.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Please read: format for logging message subject
Post by: Andrew Yoder on October 13, 2012, 1632 UTC
Because of delayed postings from people like me who record overnight or sometimes log a show a day (or two or three) late, I think that the date is handy on the subject line, too.
Title: Re: Please read: format for logging message subject
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on March 19, 2013, 1243 UTC
Agreed, putting the date in the subject is a great idea.

Also, if at all possible, please put spaces between the frequency and mode, and the time and UTC text. Don't run the text all together.
Title: Re: Please read: format for logging message subject
Post by: cmradio on March 19, 2013, 1256 UTC
Because of delayed postings from people like me who record overnight or sometimes log a show a day (or two or three) late, I think that the date is handy on the subject line, too.

And folks in different parts of the world.... their Tuesday might be our Monday ;)

Peace!
Title: Re: Please read: format for logging message subject
Post by: Shawndx on February 04, 2014, 2305 UTC
I was wondering if the whole name of the station should be posted. Newer listeners might not know what RFW or RTN means.
Title: Re: Please read: format for logging message subject
Post by: glassaudioguy on December 11, 2016, 1811 UTC
At least at the beginning of the thread that would be helpful.
Title: Re: Please read: format for logging message subject
Post by: n0loh on April 24, 2017, 0747 UTC
May I also suggest you give us your region and the relative strength of the signal, please?
Title: Re: Please read: format for logging message subject
Post by: ChrisSmolinski on April 27, 2017, 1928 UTC
May I also suggest you give us your region and the relative strength of the signal, please?

This is an excellent idea. Actually, every user can put their location in their signature. Click PROFILE in the menu, and then Forum Profile Information, and set it there.