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

Kenneth E. Harker kenharker at kenharker.com
Mon May 21 17:11:55 EDT 2007


     The District of Columbia _does_ count as Marlyand for Worked All States.
Just as the NAQP rules have an explicit statement about the District of 
Columbia ("District of Columbia counts as Maryland"), so too do the rules for
Worked All States ("The District of Columbia may be counted for Maryland.")


On Mon, May 21, 2007 at 11:28:44AM -0400, Eric Rosenberg wrote:
> 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.  
> 73, 
> 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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Kenneth E. Harker WM5R
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