[CQ-Contest] Counting DC as a Multiplier and Not asPartofMaryland.

Steve Harrison k0xp at dandy.net
Wed May 23 11:35:12 EDT 2007

At 08:35 AM 5/23/2007 -0400, Joe Subich, W4TV wrote:
>NAQP is the descendent of the old "CD Parties" where multiplies were 
>based on Sections.

I miss the old CD Parties  ;o(((((((( Haven't been able to participate in a
NAQP for quite some years; but I rember that it didn't seem to have the
charisma, or feel anything like the CD parties did. When the appropriate
issue of QST arrived, the first thing I looked for were the results of the
most recent CD Party. The rest of the rag......  ;o|

I see little difference between DC and counting 4U1ITU, 4U1UN or 4U1WB as
mults in ANY contest. None of the 4Us are really any kind of a "country" or
political entity; they're just a splotch of land with big buildings where
flags of hundreds of nations fly and their representatives congregate
without shooting one another down  ;o)

Come to think of it, I wonder how an extradition takes place, should some
street bum rob the McD's down the street and then takes refuge inside the
NYC UN building, claiming "political asylum"?  ;o|

And how come SV/A gets to be a separate entity? It's part of Greece, as
evidenced by the SV suffix.

Yeah, the above's straying off the beaten DC path; but I think it's an
illustrious point of how capricious some mults actually appear. Try
explaining why Mt. Athos is considered a "rare country" to yer naybore; and
in the next breath, mention that DC is NOT. I did that once to a new ham,
and the guy not only didn't believe me but thought it was ridiculous.

Steve, K0XP

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