[CQ-Contest] Indian Reservations Was: Re: Counting DC as a Multiplier and Not as Part ofMaryland.
Kenneth E. Harker
kenharker at kenharker.com
Mon May 21 18:06:05 EDT 2007
Why not have a W/VE contest fashioned like a state QSO Party where in the
"in state" stations are those located on any of the U.S. Indian
Reservations or Canadian Indian Reserves (which would provide up to 900
potential multipliers) and the "out of state" stations would be those not
located on the reserves or reservations (providing the usual "50 states
plus some number of provinces, territories, and districts" multipliers)?
Such a contest would promote all sorts of educational opportunities.
On Mon, May 21, 2007 at 11:51:16AM -0400, Joe Subich, W4TV wrote:
> The NAQP rules are what they are and there is no need to change
> them or to make DC a multiplier. If DC were made a multiplier,
> the same logic would need to be extended to every other self-
> governing entity including Indian Reservations, etc.
> DC is recognized for Maryland credit in the WAS program (it's not
> WAS + DC).
> DC is not a "country" for DXCC purposes - therefore the comparison
> to Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands is not appropriate.
> > Now is the time for justice to be served by NCJ contest managers
> > moving in a positive direction to right this wrong!
> This is no more a "wrong" than the arbitrary multipliers in many
> other contests. It is a historical fact of life that should be
> maintained for tradition and not changed on a whim.
> ... Joe, W4TV
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com
> > [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Eric Rosenberg
> > Sent: Monday, May 21, 2007 2:11 AM
> > To: cq-contest at contesting.com
> > Subject: [CQ-Contest] Counting DC as a Multiplier and Not as
> > Part ofMaryland.
> > Dear Fellow Contesters,
> > As I'm sure you well know, the North American QSO Party considers the
> > District of Columbia as part of Maryland, not as an
> > independent entity,
> > and therefore not as a unique multiplier. This despite the fact that
> > the District, while not a State, is self governed, its residents pay
> > federal and local taxes, vote in federal (presidential) elections, and
> > send a Delegate to the House of Representatives.
> > In past years, we residents of the District of Columbia have
> > argued that
> > DC should qualify as a separate multiplier, equivalent to a state. The
> > NCJ contest managers have consistently rebuffed that argument.
> > A closer reading of the NAQP rule describing multipliers (item #11)
> > leads us to believe that our justification for a separate multiplier
> > based on statehood may have been misguided. So what if we're not a
> > state! We do appear to qualify under the clause "and other North
> > American countries," as per the rule:
> > "Multipliers: Are U.S. states (including KH6 and KL7), 13 Canadian
> > provinces/territories (British Columbia, Alberta,
> > Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick,
> > Nova Scotia,
> > PEI, Newfoundland/Labrador, Yukon, NWT and Nunavut) and
> > other North American countries. District of Columbia counts as
> > Maryland. Non-North American countries, maritime mobiles and
> > aeronautical mobiles do not count as multipliers, but may be worked
> > for QSO credit."
> > Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands are both unincorporated
> > territories of the United States, whose tax-paying residents are not
> > permitted to vote in federal (i.e., presidential) elections,
> > yet send an
> > elected representative (a Resident Commissioner and Delegate,
> > respectively) to the US House of Representatives. Guam and American
> > Samoa are also US territories whose tax-paying residents send
> > Delegates
> > to the Congress.
> > What we are *not* is part of Maryland! We do not live in, pay taxes in
> > or vote in Maryland. If the contesting community wants more greater
> > participation, the NAQPs are especially well suited for the role -
> > short, sweet and simple to do.
> > Make DC a multiplier and sure, more will jump in and give it a go!
> > Thoughts? Comments?
> > Now is the time for justice to be served by NCJ contest managers moving
> > in a positive direction to right this wrong!
> > 73,
> > Eric W3DQ
> > Washington, DC
> > "taxation, but no multiplier representation"
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Kenneth E. Harker WM5R
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