NAQP team submissions

blckhole at blckhole at
Tue Jan 4 12:18:59 EST 1994

Who do I submit team information to for both CW & SSB NAQP and does this
individual have an e-mail address ??

Please respond directly.


Keith WB9TIY
Society of Midwest Contesters
blckhole at

>From Jim Reisert AD1C  04-Jan-1994 1236 <reisert at>  Tue Jan  4 17:31:44 1994
From: Jim Reisert AD1C  04-Jan-1994 1236 <reisert at> (Jim Reisert AD1C 04-Jan-1994 1236)
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 94 12:31:44 EST
Message-ID: <9401041731.AA24864 at>

------------------Reply to mail dated 4-JAN-1994 12:31:15.46------------------

Willy, UW9AR wrote:

>Pse note, that my source skipped UV & UW series. Is it gonna be retained
>w/Russia? Supposedly it went to Ukraine. Am I gonna stay with
>my lovely UW9AR? Will see in a while...

According to December 1993 QST, page 110, the following prefixes which
formerly belonged to Russia but are now in the Ukraine block will change to:

	UN becomes RN
	UV becomes RX
	UW becomes RU
	UZ becomes RK

We have already seen PacketCluster spots for RU0LL (ex-UW0LL) and RK1OWZ
(ex-UZ1OWZ).  So, Willy, I suspect your new callsign will be RU9AR.

>In the listing above I missed UD - formerly Azerbaijan cuz my source forgot
>to tell me and I forgot to ask...

According to the same QST list:

	UD (Azerbaijan) becomes 4J,4K
	UG (Armenia) becomes EK.

Now, a number of stations in Azerbaijan were using the 4K prefix in the CQWW
CW contest.  Furthermore, Armenians have been using the 4J prefix (i.e.
4J4GAT).  I guess we have to wait and see how this all works out.

73 - Jim AD1C

>From mraz at (Kris I. Mraz)  Tue Jan  4 19:44:46 1994
From: mraz at (Kris I. Mraz) (Kris I. Mraz)
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 94 13:44:46 CST
Message-ID: <9401041944.AA02299 at>

I appreciate getting the lastest CIS callsigns from Willy, UW9AR, and
Jim, AD1C. However, I find it curious that hams have to guess what the
international callsign assignments are. (Not just CIS but ex-Yugoslavia
countries and others). I would think that any changes to assignments
would be very explicitly spelled out by the ITU and published. There
should be no quesswork involved.

Can someone explain this?

Kris AA5UO

>From Jim Reisert AD1C  04-Jan-1994 1543 <reisert at>  Tue Jan  4 20:38:40 1994
From: Jim Reisert AD1C  04-Jan-1994 1543 <reisert at> (Jim Reisert AD1C 04-Jan-1994 1543)
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 94 15:38:40 EST
Subject: CIS prefixes for CT (K1EA)
Message-ID: <9401042038.AA07973 at>

Here is my first cut at the new prefixes for CIS.  The number in parenthesis
after some of the prefixes is the CQ zone.  Some things I'm not sure of:

1.  What is new prefix for Malyj Vysotskij I., since 4J is supposed to be
    assigned to either Armenia (ex-UG) or Azerbaijan (ex-UD)?  I have put
    4J in prefix list for Armenia, since that seems to be the prefix that
    those people are using.

2.  What about 4K - does this prefix belong to Russian Arctic and Antarctic
    islands (hey, maybe MV Island will get a 4K prefix), or to Azerbaijan?
    Azerbaijanis were using the 4K prefix in the CQWW CW contest last November.
    Willy, UW9AR says 4K is Russia, which seems more logical to me.

Please send me comments and corrections - I hope to get a new release of the
CTY files out before the next contest (CQWW 160?).  I specially welcome
reports of "I heard a new prefix being used, and you got it right" (I have
already heard most of the new Ukraine prefixes) or "I heard a new prefix and
couldn't figure out where it was - what's your best guess?"

Thanks - Jim AD1C

Malyj Vysotskij I.:       16:  4J1:   4J1FM,4J1FS,4J1FW;
Azerbaijan:               21:  4K:    4K;
Franz Josef Land:         40:  4K2:   4K2;
Georgia:                  21:  4L:    4L;
Armenia:                  21:  EK:    4J,EK;
Moldova:                  16:  ER:    ER;
Belarus:                  16:  EV:    EU,EV,EW;
Kyrgyzstan:               17:  EX:    EX;
Tajikistan:               17:  EY:    EY;
Turkmenistan:             17:  EZ:    EZ;
European Russia:          16:  UA:    4K0,4K3,R,UA,UB,UC,UD,UE,UF,UG,UH,UI;
Kaliningrad:              15:  UA2:   R2,RA2,RK2,RU2,RV2,RW2,RX2,RZ2,U2,UA2;
Asiatic Russia:           17:  UA9:   4K4(18),R0,R10F,R8T(18),R8V(18),R9,RA0
&                                     RA8T(18),RA8V(18),RA9,RK0,RK8T(18)
&                                     RK8V(18),RK9,RU0,RU8T(18),RU8V(18),RU9
&                                     RV0,RV8T(18),RV8V(18),RV9,RW0,RW8T(18)
&                                     RW8V(18),RW9,RX0,RX8T(18),RX8V(18),RX9
&                                     RZ0,RZ8T(18),RZ8V(18),RZ9,U0,U8T(18)
&                                     U8V(18),U9,UA0,UA8T(18),UA8V(18),UA9;
Uzbekistan:               17:  UJ:    UJ,UK,UL,UM;
Kazakhstan:               17:  UN:    UN,UO,UP,UQ;
Ukraine:                  16:  UR:    4K5ZI,EM,EN,EO,UR,US,UT,UU,UV,UW,UX,UY,UZ;

In case you were wondering what the old prefixes were:

Malyj Vysotskij I.:       4J1
Franz Josef Land:         4K2
European Russia:          UA etc.
Kaliningrad:              UA2
Asiatic Russia:           UA9
Ukraine:                  UB
Belarus:                  UC
Azerbaijan:               UD
Georgia:                  UF
Armenia:                  UG
Turkmenistan:             UH
Uzbekistan:               UI
Tajikistan:               UJ
Kazakhstan:               UL
Kyrgyzstan:               UM
Moldova:                  UO

>From Jim Reisert AD1C  04-Jan-1994 1600 <reisert at>  Tue Jan  4 20:56:02 1994
From: Jim Reisert AD1C  04-Jan-1994 1600 <reisert at> (Jim Reisert AD1C 04-Jan-1994 1600)
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 94 15:56:02 EST
Subject: Save those .CTY files!
Message-ID: <9401042056.AA08950 at>

.CTY files for CT were never guaranteed to be backward compatible.  In other
words, you can not necessarily use a new .CTY file with an older CT log.
Prefixes change all the time.  For example, CT2 used to be the Azores, but
now it's Portugal.  This is especially true of the recent Russian prefix

When you put your .BIN file away for storage after you've sent in your log,
it's a good idea to include the appropriate .CTY file as well.  That way if
you need to go back and look at an old log, you will have something matching
the score you sent in.

I use PKZIP to make an archive which includes both the .BIN file and the
appropriate .CTY file - I give the .ZIP file the same name as the original
.BIN file.  This also compresses the log, which means you can fit more logs
on a single floppy (the way I store old logs).

You can FTP pkzip from:

Remember, you can only ever have one original.  Don't lose it!

73 - Jim AD1C

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