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Re: [Trlog] Pennsylvania QSO Party

Subject: Re: [Trlog] Pennsylvania QSO Party
From: Bill Gillenwater <>
Reply-to: Bill Gillenwater <>
Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2003 10:32:39 -0400
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Alan, the PA QSO Party can be done with TR Log. You need to set the
parameters for the scoring and create a domestic file with the appropriate
multipliers. If you take a look at some of the existing .DOM files you will
get the drift of how to set up one for the PA party. Two notes, first you
need to take some pencil notes anytime you work a multiple county line, and
then edit your ARRL-type entry to include that county, second you need know
that all of the multipliers will not show in the "mult window" on the main
screen, even with the "big mult" window set. You can set the parameter to
delete mults as you work them, then, over time, the window will start
looking pretty good (and so should your score!!). Another note, you need to
be creative when working mobiles that cruise the state, so they won't show
as dupes in the log.

73 Bill K3SV
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Subject: [Trlog] Pennsylvania QSO Party

> To: TR-Log users
> Has anyone put together a .DOM file for the Pennsylvania QSO Party?  The
contest is this
> coming weekend.
> TR version 6.74 has a .DOM file for a contest identified as PACC, but I
don't think it is
> Pennsylvania (perhaps it is The Netherlands).  PACC.DOM has a bunch of
abbreviations but
> doesn't seem to list any Pennsylvania counties.
> I was thinking about putting together a .DOM file, for out of state users,
but the scoring is
> rather unusual --- some CW QSOs are worth 2 points and others are worth
1.5.  I suspect that
> having fractions of a point makes it almost impossible to write the
scoring routine for TR
> because half-points aren't mentioned in the TR-log handbook (under 5.5.3
> The other option is to put together a .DOM file to check off the counties
and to try to score it
> manually after it is over.
> One can always hope that next year, the contest sponsors will make it
easier to enter by
> simplifying scoring and perhaps writing their own downloadable .DOM file
for TR-users!!!!!
> --
> Alan Kaul W6RCL LaCanada, CA 91011
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