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[CQ-Contest] 2x4 County designators (was Contest Rules)

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Subject: [CQ-Contest] 2x4 County designators (was Contest Rules)
From: Robert Chudek - KØRC <k0rc@citlink.net>
Reply-to: Robert Chudek - KØRC <k0rc@pclink.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2006 10:38:09 -0500
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Bud, et.al.,

A new feature was just added to the QSO Party module in N1MM Logger (v6.10.4). 
When you have the County Multiplier window open, you can click the county 
abbreviation and it will populate the Log Entry Window.

This new feature had not been implemented before the CaQP, but this should help 
folks who are not intimately familiar with all the county abbreviations in a 
state. Especially those of us who are "bi-lingual challenged" regarding names 
coming from non-English roots. [San Joaquin, Lac Qui Parle, Esmeralda, 
Chatutauqua, Nacogdoches, and Outagamie for a few examples!]

73 de Bob - KØRC in MN

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Admittedly, there's a short-term "conversion problem' on voice modes 
while we figure out how to best bridge the gap between the spoken county 
name and its typed or handwritten 4-character representation in the log 
entry process, but I'm confident that software methods for converting 
even mis-spelled and mis-typed county names and partial county names to 
the right 4 characters  in the 2x4 County field are less complex to 
implement than many of the *existing* features of today's contest 
logging programs.

Bud, W2RU
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