[CQ-Contest] Counting DC as a Multiplier and Not as Part of Maryland.

Eric Rosenberg wd3q at starpower.net
Mon May 21 11:28:44 EDT 2007

Thanks, John. 

For clarification: 

DC counts as a multiplier in the three ARRL non-section, non-grid contests:  10 meter, RTTY Roundup and DX.

DC counts as a multplier in the CQ WW 160 contest. 

DC rightly does *not* count toward WAS, as we aren't *not* a state.  Funny, though, as I get a lot of QSL card requests from those claiming to need it for something... county hunters? The District isn't broken down by counties, and I don't believe there's a "Worked All Area Neighborhood Commissions" or "Worked All Wards" award! 

Thanks for your support. I hope the NCJ contest manages will take quick action, as the FQP and GA QSO Party folks did.  

Eric W3DQ
Washington, DC 
"taxation, but no multiplier representation"

---- Original message ----
>Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 08:12:00 -0700 (PDT)
>From: John Geiger <n5ten at yahoo.com>  
>Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Counting DC as a Multiplier and Not as Part of Maryland.  
>To: Eric Rosenberg <wd3q at starpower.net>, cq-contest at contesting.com
>Hi Eric,
>I have to agree with you on this one.  DC isn't part
>of Maryland, so it shouldn't count as such. 
>Precedence has been set for this, as DC counts for a
>separate mult in the ARRL 10 meter contest, and it
>might in the ARRL DX contest, I can't remember on that
>one.  We are always looking for ways to create new
>DXCC entities, this would be a good way to create a
>new mult.
>In addition, any DC QSOs should not count towards the
>WAS award.  It isn't part of Maryland, so why get
>credit for working a state you didn't work.  PR
>doesn't count towards FL for the WAS, it counts
>towards nothing for the WAS award, and DC should have
>the same status.
>But lets hope for the Sweepstakes that the ARRL
>doesn't choose to break up VE8, VY1, and VY0 into
>separate mults, as a sweep would become very tough.
>73s John W5TD

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