[CQ-Contest] New Contest Country Files - 23 October 2005

David Robbins K1TTT k1ttt at arrl.net
Mon Oct 24 12:30:49 EDT 2005

Now we are apparently really going to be confused.

According to my source who watches this stuff the ua9t/w zone 16 exceptions
were removed in a special version of wl_cty.dat at:

And he made the change after having released Version 1505. The wl_cty.dat
that is in CTY-1505.zip had not been updated yet. 

So, depending when and from where someone grabs the latest wl_cty.dat, they
may see different results for the same version CTY. So much for the concept
of version control... 

UA9S / UA9T / UA9W are all in zone 16.

UA9T referes to the same oblast (Orenburg) as UA9S.  UA9T had always been
missing from the Writelog macros and it should have been added rather than
UA9S & UA9W being deleted.

So now, different loggers will score ua9s/t/w differently, and will score it
in a different zone than will be used by the log checkers.  The problem with
this is that if the log checkers score it in zone 16, but you have it logged
in zone 17 and it is your only zone 17 on a band you will lose the
multiplier.  We had just gotten the n1mmlogger to use the wl_cty.dat
properly for ua9s/w (since t was missing) now its going to be wrong again!
I worry about things like this because zone 17 is not all that easy to work
on certain bands, so if the logger thinks(incorrectly) that we have worked
17 when its really 16 I don't want to have it ignore zone 17 spots or not
flag a multiplier that we really need.  I would have thought that k3est's
quoting of the waz, wac, dxcc, and wae combination that led to these
exceptions would have been the final word on this.

David Robbins K1TTT
e-mail: mailto:k1ttt at arrl.net
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com [mailto:cq-contest-
> bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Jim Reisert AD1C
> Sent: Sunday, October 23, 2005 18:48
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> Subject: [CQ-Contest] New Contest Country Files - 23 October 2005
> New Contest Country Files are available.  You can download them from:
>           http://www.k1ea.com/cty/history.htm#CTY-1505
> Please make sure to follow the installation instructions in README.TXT
> Sorry about so many releases before the contest.
> Ken K1EA found a limitation in all versions of CT (up to 10.02.008)
> which restricts the maximum number of entries per country to 4096
> characters.  I have reduced the number of USA callsign exceptions in
> this version to those that showed up in the master callsign database
> at least 100 times.  This limited the number of calls to 316 and fit
> into the CT limit.
> This will be the last release before CQWW Phone.  If this version is
> NOT compatible with the software you are using, let me know, but you
> can always go back to a previous version (there are links from the
> revision history [above]).
> 73 - Jim AD1C
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