RSGB Contest/Counties

Jastaples at Jastaples at
Wed Oct 19 16:56:32 EDT 1994

Can anyone provide me with a list of the UK counties with their
"Offical" three letter abbreviations as used by the RSGB in the 21/28 MHz CW
contest last weekend. 


Joe, W5SAP
jastaples at
71045.2632 at

>From Patrick M. Barkey" <00pmbarkey at  Wed Oct 19 23:05:44 1994
From: Patrick M. Barkey" <00pmbarkey at (Patrick M. Barkey)
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 1994 15:05:44 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Contest scores on CD/ROM
Message-ID: <01HIGR5DCK5U8Y6UMJ at>

I think it would be fascinating to have historical contest scores available. 
I suggest, however, that some thought be given into design of the database. 
There should be a number of consistently defined fields that exhaust the
information available from the score listings.

For example, we might have:

   Field         Description

     1           Call
     2           Operator
     3           Country
     4           State
     5           ARRL Section
     6           Grid Square

     and so forth, with additional geographic information defined in
     additional fields set up as necessary (e.g. oblasts, provinces, etc.).

     Contests for which the information is either unavailable or not
     applicable (e.g., Grid squares for SS, states for DX) would have
     blank, or missing codes, entered.

Similarly for scores:

   Field       Description

     7           Total score
     8           Total points
     9           Total countries
    10           Total zones
    11           Total states
    12           Total QTC

   and so forth, until all of the items that figure into the scoring are

If some kind of "universal" format for contest scoring data could be agreed
upon, then we could do some really interesting analysis on scoring trends,
effects of rule changes, propagation analysis, etc.

   -- Pat Barkey

      00pmbarkey at

>From Trey Garlough <GARLOUGH at TGV.COM>  Wed Oct 19 22:46:48 1994
From: Trey Garlough <GARLOUGH at TGV.COM> (Trey Garlough)
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 1994 14:46:48 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Contest results on CD ROM
Message-ID: <782603208.367337.GARLOUGH at TGV.COM>

>  Having ALL ARRL and CQ contest results on CD Rom is a great idea. Much
> better then printing it up and selling it as a book.

Why stop there?  Why not include all the *.bin, *.log, etc files that were 
submitted for each contest as well?

--Trey, WN4KKN/6

>From [user unknown]" <cmschonewaldcox at  Wed Oct 19 23:31:34 1994
From: [user unknown]" <cmschonewaldcox at (user unknown)
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 1994 15:31:34 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Tapes
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.90.941019153003.23081A-100000 at>

Dear Contesters,
If you have the ability to tape record a portion of the up coming
CQ WW SSB and/or CW contests, CQ would be very intertested. A 15 to
30 minute segment of a time which you think might be interesting.
Send the tape to K3EST at 1816 Poplar Lane, Davis CA 95616 USA.
You will get the tape back and be re-embursed for your postage.
PJ1B for example will tape some W runs and LP on 20.
Thanks in advance 

See everyone from PJ1B. We will be MM. I will be on 20.
Good Luck to all.

>From modular!liddy!eric at (Eric Gustafson)  Wed Oct 19 22:53:00 1994
From: modular!liddy!eric at (Eric Gustafson) (Eric Gustafson)
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 94 14:53 MST
Subject: No subject
Message-ID: <m0qxiwO-00009pC at liddy>

To: arizona!!sellington
CC: ku2q at,
	cq-contest at
In-reply-to: <199410192053.AA04417 at optima.CS.Arizona.EDU> (arizona!!sellington)
Subject: RE: Open Logs and XYL QSOs

> I don't believe I've ever seen an HF contest rule specifying a minimum
> distance between stations for valid contacts!

> Scott  K9MA

I just can't resist pointing out that my proposed multiplier scheme for the
CQ160 contests would place an appropriate value on these contacts.

The idea?

  All contacts get a calculated multiplier.  The multiplier is:

               M = N * ((GSD / (0.5 * CE))

   Where:  N = any integer number that seems appropriate so long as it is
           the same everywhere for all contacts

           GSD = shortest great circle distance between stations in contact

           CE = greatest possible circumference of WGS84 earth spheroid (or
                whatever spheroid is preferred)

This would appropriately weight S.O. (significant other) contacts for the
purposes of a DX test.  Shucks, maybe we should use this system for all DX

Only new requirement is knowledge of the latitude & longitude for the
stations in the test.  This could be handled either by prior publication,
exchange during the test, or submission as part of log (everyone submits
his own location).

I got no comments on this last time so I don't expect any this time.;-)

73,  Eric  N7CL

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