[CQ-Contest] CTY-2008 Country Files - 24 October 2010

Jim Reisert AD1C jjreisert at alum.mit.edu
Sun Oct 24 16:37:45 PDT 2010

The Country (CTY) Files were updated on 24 October 2010.


To install the file, follow the link to your software at the top of the page.

Here are the release notes:

24 October 2010 (CTY-2008)
VER20101024, Version entity is Eastern Kiribati, T32

        Overall changes:

    * The size of CTY.DAT was reduced so that both CT9/10 and TR LOG can
      use it. This means that CTY.DAT is more like it was before October
      2010, i.e. does *not* contain a full set of prefix/zone mappings
      for BY (China), K (United States), UA9 (Asiatic Russia), VE
      (Canada) and VK (Australia). If you are in need of such a file,
      use CTY_WT.DAT, which is the country file for Win-Test.
    * The following prefixes with zone overrides have been removed,
      because they have not been assigned:
          o China: 3H-3U, BB, BC, BE, BS (except BS7H) and XS
          o European Russia, Asiatic Russia and Kaliningrad: RB, RE, RH,
            RI, RP, RR and RS
          o Japan: JB and JC (no zone override)
    * 421 USA callsigns have zone exceptions, based on the Super Check
      Partial <http://www.supercheckpartial.com/> database released 24
      October 2009.
    * The following entities have more exact latitude/longitude on a
      per-prefix basis: CM (Cuba), ES (Estonia), EZ (Turkmenistan), HP
      (Panama), PZ (Suriname), TI (Costa Rica) and UK (Uzbekistan). This
      benefits both WriteLog and Win-Test (cty_wt_mod.dat only).
    * PJ5/PJ6 is now known as St. Eustatius and Saba.

        Added/changed Callsigns/prefixes:

    * 9W6MAN/2 is West Malaysia, 9M2
    * ZL5 and ZM5 are both in ITU Zone 71, not ITU zone 70
    * I0QHM/IA0PS is in ITU Zone 71, not ITU zone 70
    * KC4USC and KC4USV are both in ITU Zone 71, not ITU zone 70
    * TO3A is St. Barthelemy, FJ
    * GB0SPS is Wales, GW
    * HZ1SBS/J is Saudi Arabia, HZ
    * N3RC is in CQ Zone 4, not CQ zone 3
    * K6P is Hawaii, KH6
    * LU2EE/D is Argentina, LU
    * I1SR is South Shetland, VP8/h

        Retired Callsigns/prefixes:

    * 9M4SJS in East Malaysia, 9M6
    * TO7ZG in St. Barthelemy, FJ
    * TO3GA in Martinique, FM
    * GB0KKS in Scotland, GM

73 - Jim AD1C

Jim Reisert AD1C, <jjreisert at alum.mit.edu>, http://www.ad1c.us

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