[CQ-Contest] Counting DC as a Multiplier

ku8e at bellsouth.net ku8e at bellsouth.net
Thu May 24 10:01:39 EDT 2007

 Scott, W2LC wrote  "Why does NY have 4 sections ?"  And what about OH, MI and WCF ?

 The truth is that these sections came to be for reasons that have nothing to do with 
 ham radio contesting. The ARRL creates its sections based on the the ham population
 of a specific area. It would be impossible for an ARRL SCM to manage a whole state
 like NY or CA that have a large ham population. That's why these states have been broken
 up into several sections.

In the future it is possible that even more sections might be created in places where there is population growth. Here in GA , where I live, we have growth, especially in the ATL area. Maybe someday we will have a NGA and SGA section. It probably will not happen in some of the midwest states that have a large ham population like OH, MI and IL because the population is actually declining in those areas.

Jeff KU8E

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