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

Steve Hanlon asciibaron at comcast.net
Mon May 21 19:50:47 EDT 2007

as a long time Maryland resident (born in Baltimore), i would support 
the creation of a new multiplier.  DC could have just as easily been 
lumped into Virginia - that state took it's promised parcel back (what 
is now Alexandria).  the Maryland/DC ARRL section is fine for league 
business and need not be a fast and hard rule for setting up mults in 

knowing Eric, i think he is looking to add to the competition given the 
challenges that face residents of the District.  one can not easily put 
up large antennas and therefore is by default handicapped.  who cares 
about a weak signal station in DC when you can work much louder stations 
with bigger antennas in MD?

there is no incentive for Eric or any of the other residents of DC to 
get on the air for a contest if the competition is the whole of 
Maryland.  Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying Eric or the others in DC 
don't have big signals, but they can never compete with the larger 
stations in the same categories in Maryland.  I applaud those that do 
operate from DC given the handicap they have to deal with in terms of 
limited station space.

Eric, when does the WA3FET OWA beam for 40m arrive and where the heck 
are you gonna put it ;)

-Steve, WM3O - a proponent of DC as an NAQP mult.

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