MARAC adopted W0QE's list of 2x4 county abbreviations for the County
Hunters CW Contest because the managers of that contest do have to
deal with all 3076 counties being in play at once.
Whether such a unique-id is of value in regional QSO parties or on
weekends when several QSO parties are held is up to the sponsors to decide.
The "2 x 4" refers to a two letter state abbreviation plus a 4 letter
At 10:20 PM 10/8/06, David Pruett wrote:
>I'm the logchecker for the Michigan QSO Party, and write logging
>software as well. I've never heard of any "standardization" effort. If
>the instigators of this want to gain wide acceptance, then they should
>make it know to those who have the most invested. Also, I doubt that
>many contest sponsors are interested in reworking their scoring
>practices. Most of these events already have standard county lists
>appropriate for their state.
>I don't even understand what a "2x4 county abbreviation" is.
>David Robbins K1TTT wrote:
> >> Mal,
> >> 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.
> > Yeah, and that list only has to be updated every couple of months or so...
> > David Robbins K1TTT
> > e-mail: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
> > web: http://www.k1ttt.net
> > AR-Cluster node: 145.69MHz or telnet://dxc.k1ttt.net
> > _______________________________________________
> > CQ-Contest mailing list
> > CQ-Contest@contesting.com
> > http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/cq-contest
>CQ-Contest mailing list
Michael Keane K1MK
CQ-Contest mailing list