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Re: [CQ-Contest] Contest Rules

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Contest Rules
From: Robert Chudek - KØRC <k0rc@citlink.net>
Reply-to: Robert Chudek - KØRC <k0rc@pclink.com>
Date: Sun, 8 Oct 2006 11:34:52 -0500
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I believe the California folks are leading the charge to implement the new 2x4 
abbreviation list that makes all 3000+ USA counties unique. The new list 
creates a standard for all logging/contesting software authors to use. They 
won't have to constantly update county lists. The abbreviations will become 
consistent, like the DXCC countries list.

We're going through the same metamorphous as the Post Office when they decided 
to start using Zip Codes!

But look at it this way, you get more transmitting time with an extra letter to 
send.  :-)

73 de Bob - KØRC in MN


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Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2006 23:09:27 -0000
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Contest Rules
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When contest committees change rules just for the sake of changing rules it 
is a real hardship for an ole-fart, like me. The changes to the CQP county 
abbreviations seem to have no rationale. The old system of 3 or 4 letter 
abbreviations worked very well for years, many years. If  a contest 
committee wants to change rules to improve or enhance a contest I'm all for 
it. Over the years I've seen several rule changes to CQP which have made no 
logical sense including these new 4 letter abbreviations.
One of the nice things about contesting is if you don't like a particular 
contest you are not required to participate. An option which I'm now 

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