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In July we celebrated the first anniversary of the introduction of the practice of crediting QSO matches with logs on Club Log. Introduced on the previous software, it proved hugely successful in registering a 70% increase in the volume of credits given, providing evidence that it met the wishes of a significant part of the IOTA community for this kind of development. Needless to say, it has boosted the financial viability of the programme. Currently some 54% of all credits given so far in 2017 were for QSO matches, a figure that we believe will increase once participants get used to the new software. Paper cards submitted are down 20% confirming replacement by electronic confirmations. The new system gives greater priority to QSO matches as it not only provides a less expensive route to credits for chasers but it facilitates data entry and checking.

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