[CQ-Contest] multi-contesting

Michael Coslo mjc5 at psu.edu
Mon Mar 23 13:31:17 PDT 2009

On Mar 23, 2009, at 1:45 PM, Jim Reisert AD1C wrote:

> W0QE proposed a standard set of abbreviations for the MARAC contest,
> but they have never been adopted by state QSO parties, where the state
> is implied, and therefore isn't necessary in the abbreviation (except
> for multi-state QSO parties, like NEQP and 7QP).

IIRC, one of the big reasons that it wasn't adopted was that it didn't  
do much for the state parties, made the entry a little more  
complicated - it is much easier to have a typo - and required them to  
change their software. And even then, some of the people who might  
multi contest, might not participate because there was something else  
about specific parties that the OP didn't like. It's a fair amount of  
work for little benefit.

For a new contest, say the resurrected NYQP, standard and unique  
county acronyms might be more practical.

-73 de Mike N3LI -

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