”I’ve had a HDD failure” – really???

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.”

From M0OXO;

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!

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Charles M0OXO

I was born in the 1960’s and have lived all my life in the Coal Mining Town of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, Northern England. My parents were all from this area of Yorkshire and my father worked in the main Industry of the local Collieries as a face worker. I have been married to my wife Debbie for 35+ years and we have two children and two grandchildren.

I have been licensed for around 20 years after my interest was re-kindled when I retired from my role as a Police Officer within South Yorkshire Police Force. The latter few years were spent as Radio Operator in the Force Operations Control Room at Sheffield, before my career ended.

IOTA chasing is (and always has been) my real passion, as climbing the ladder to reach Honour Roll status was always my main aim. The 1000 Islands Trophy is still out of reach but I am heading in the right direction. I am currently a Board Member of IOTA Ltd and IREF.

In my free time I am a keen Photographer of Wildlife, Aviation, (anything really) but the QSL Manager role is my main passion within Ham Radio.