[CQ-Contest] More than misleading calls. De VY1JA
Ron Notarius WN3VAW
wn3vaw at fyi.net
Sun Dec 8 14:11:21 EST 2002
It has just been pointed out to me that I made a small but significant error
in my previous posts... which actually explains a few things.
I referred to the "Northwest Territory Section." Actually, there is no such
section. According to my source, for RAC administrative purposes, Yukon
Territory is part of the BC section, and NWT & Nunavut are part of the
What I should have said is that we don't have a "Northwest Territory
Section" but a "Northwest Territory Multiplier," since SS rules actually
state that the mults are the ARRL & RAC sections PLUS VE8/VY1.
My apologies for the error.
This does explain why the ARRL (not RAC) is involved in the name of the
mult, since it isn't a section! Makes more sense this way!
Now... there are three courses of action that could be taken:
(1) Eliminate the special multiplier status for the Canadian Territories,
and treat them as part of their RAC sections. I don't think anyone
(including myself and the VY1 crowd) want this one!
(2) Modify the robot software to accept "YT" as a valid entry... even
though that's not technially the name of the multiplier; or
(3) Rename the multiplier to eliminate the confusion (if any) between the
Northwest Territory and NWT Mult. (And it's still consider the NWT mult
going back to the days when NU & even further back YT were part of NWT).
Renaming makes some sense, since I have the impression from my source that
the robot sometimes confuses NWT with NTX (both could be considered NT, for
one). How about YNT (Yukon & Northwest Territories) or YNN (Yukon,
Northwest, & Nunavut Territories) or CNT (Canada Northern Territories -- NCT
doesn't work, it's too close to NC), to pick three off the top of my head?
73, ron wn3vaw
"You used up all the glue ON PURPOSE!"
In Memory of Shep K2ORS (SK) and 10:15 PM on WOR 710 AM
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