[CQ-Contest] Re: ARRL section checking in Cabrillo

Ron Notarius WN3VAW wn3vaw at fyi.net
Sat Dec 21 13:09:48 EST 2002

Uh, wait a minute...

Do I understand Mario correctly in now demanding that "DX" be accepted as an
ARRL section for domestic ARRL contests, like Sweepstakes?

I mean, that is what this thread is about, isn't it?  Isn't that what the
subject line says?  Checking for ARRL Sections?

Or is this a mathematical proof, something like mathematically proving that
"2 + 2 = Western Tennessee" ?

73, ron wn3vaw

"New Jersey - the most American of all states.  It has everything from
wilderness to the Mafia.  All the great things and all the worst, for
example, Route 22."
Jean Shepherd K2ORS (SK), Newark Sunday News, 11 January 1970

----- Original Message -----
From: "Marijan Miletic, S56A" <artinian at siol.net>
To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Cc: <trey at kkn.net>
Date: Sat, 21 Dec 2002 13:07:42 -0000
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Re: ARRL section checking in Cabrillo

Trey, N5KO of HC8N fame wrote:

>In any circumatance where an ARRL section is indicated, such as in the
>summary sheet portion of your CABRILLO file (the ARRL-SECTION: line),
>or in QSO data in your CABRILLO file (for instance, the QSO: lines in
>a Sweepstakes log), you *must* use the official section abbreviation
>listed at


My default Cabrillo SOAPBOX comment is:  "It takes THE mathematician to make
such a "standard" format".
As we know in math, if you can produce just a single proof of the opposite,
the whole thesis becomes invalid.
DX is NOT mentioned in the above recommended list of 80 choices so much
enjoyed by our VE/MAR/NWT friends.
Unfortunately, it has become a habit in USA to forget the rest of the
When I state DX and mention a reputable contest club of which I happened to
be a President,
I would expect ARRL robot to accept that and ignore another irrelevant local

Trey has done much better programming in his younger KKN days :-)
I hope ARRL robort would follow Darwin's HC8 evolution...

Merry Xmass and a happy New Year from Mario, S56A, N1YU

P.S.  It would be nice to have "standard" Cabrillo header and not only QSO:


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