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Subject: [CQ-Contest] ARRL sections
From: bob.wruble@verizon.net (Bob Wruble)
Date: Thu Oct 31 20:10:13 2002
i agree ... i think it boils down to has the most pull
at the league plus most of the new sections both canada
anf the us continue to improve the easter stations advantage
in my opinion,,,,,  w7gg

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Geiger" <johngeig@yahoo.com>
To: <cq-contest@contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2002 1:46 PM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] ARRL sections

> Now that we are coming up on the weekend where ARRL
> sections receive more attention than anything else,
> does anyone understand any rhyme or logic when it
> comes to creating ARRL sections and/or mults for the
> November SS?
> For example, a few years ago they split Washington
> into EWA and WWA?  Why split this state and leave more
> populous states-like Illinois and Ohio as single
> sections?  I think it could be justified to split
> Illinois into 3 sections: Chicagoland, Northern
> Illinois, and Southern Illinois.
> Why was NNY created?  There aren't that many active
> hams in NNY to create a new sections.  That is usually
> one of the hardest US sections to get in the
> Sweepstakes.
> Why was PR split off from the rest of the West Indies
> section?  Same for why Newfoundland and Labrador now
> counts separately from Maritimes sections.
> Lets hope they dont' split Newfoundland and Labrador
> apart, or split up VY1, VE8, and VY0 into separate
> mults or a sweep will get really difficult.
> Glad we don't have the KZ5 section to chase anylonger,
> that makes things easier.
> I guess I am really curious as to what warrents a new
> section creation?  And why haven't some taken place in
> some of the larger states?
> 73s John NE0P 
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