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Re: [NA-User] PAQSO Party VE changes

To: Jim Stahl <>,
Subject: Re: [NA-User] PAQSO Party VE changes
From: David Pruett <>
Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2016 02:25:41 -0400
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New .CRT files are not necessary for this change. In the PA QSO Party, NA get's its multiplier info from multiplier (.mlt) files, which are simple ASCII text files which can be easily edited with a text editor like Windows Notepad.

PAQP participants outside of PA using NA get their multiplier info from the file PACTY.MLT, which as the filename suggests contains PA county info. This file does not need to be changed as it contains only PA counties and so it is not affected by the recent rule change.

PAQP participants inside PA using NA get their multiplier info from the file PAQSO.MLT. This file contains PA county information, plus section and VE province information. I'll update this file to the new rules and get it posted on the Datom Engineering web site ( in a day or two. I'll post an announcement here on the reflector so people will know the updated file is available.

Thanks for the reminder.

73, Dave Pruett, K8CC

On 9/3/2016 11:05 PM, Jim Stahl via NA-User wrote:
The Pennsylvania QSO Party has changed their multiplier list for 2016, adding 
the four Ontario sections. Has, or will, an updated CRT file be available?

73  -  Jim   K8MR

Begin forwarded message:

From: "Michael Coslo [qsopartygroup]" 
Subject: [qsopartygroup] PAQSO Party VE changes
Date: August 18, 2016 at 11:52:30 AM EDT

Good day, all,

Starting this year, the PAQSO Party will be changing the multipliers for the VE 
Sections. While there is truly no standard listing, it does not seem fair to not use 
the 4 new Ontario sections as multipliers. In the search for a standardized listing, 
and with none found, we have decided to go with the Canadian multiplier list that the 
ARRL uses for most of it’s contests. Which are:

MAR -VE1 and VY2
NL -V01 and VO2
ONS      -VE3
GTA      -VE3
NT -VE8, VY1, and VY0

N1MM N3FJP and Writelog have been advised, and if anyone has software they use, 
and would like me to advise the writers of the changes, let me know.

-73 de Mike N3LI -

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