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Re: [CQ-Contest] Contest Rules

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Contest Rules
From: "Ron Notarius W3WN" <wn3vaw@verizon.net>
Date: Sun, 08 Oct 2006 23:00:29 -0400
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Who comes up with this stuff anyway?  Now we have a "standard" list for all
3076+ US counties?  Just like that?

I'm sorry, but it is just not possible to subscribe to every mail list in
existance, and I'd think that something along the lines of a project like
this would at least have been mentioned once or twice along the way here.
OK, sure, I could have missed one announcement, but something this major?

Since when has this been a problem?  And now it's being implemented?  Just
like that?  Why?

-----Original Message-----
Date: Sun, 8 Oct 2006 11:34:52 -0500
From: Robert Chudek - K?RC <k0rc@citlink.net>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Contest Rules
To: <cq-contest@contesting.com>
Cc: n7mal@citlink.net


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 - K?RC 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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