How many people in the Ham community can suffer a HDD failure at the same time and also conveniently at the same time as when a big Dxpedition is active? You’d be surprised !!!
From Tim M0URX;
Over the last few weeks I have received about 100 emails saying:
“I have had a HDD failure and need the dates and times of my QSOs”
It is impossible for me to know which emails are genuine and which are not, many are clearly seeing their call in Club Log and not having noted down the details and are clearly not aware that they have been logged.
It is YOUR responsibility to correctly log your QSOs and to back up to ADIF regularly just in case of a HDD failure. Please do not email me asking for such information as this breaches the integrity of my logs and my work.
So, I am sorry to report, I am NOT permitted to give out this data.”
Simple answer is, if you are stupid enough as not to log or even write down your the details of the ”alleged” qso then you can’t really expect to receive a confirmation Qsl by using ”my computer’s HDD crashed” excuse, it just seems all too common of late!