[CQ-Contest] [N1MM] New RAC (ARRL contest) sections

Ron Notarius W3WN wn3vaw at verizon.net
Wed Aug 8 19:47:28 PDT 2012

Oh, OK, let's see if I follow you:

Selected ARRL contests have always used ARRL sections as multipliers.

When the old ARRL Canadian Division became the CRRL, and then merged into
the RAC, the Canadian CRRL/RAC sections were used as multipliers for these
same selected contests.

RAC this year has decided to split the old Ontario section into 4.  Which
means, by default, the selected ARRL contests that have always used sections
now have a net gain of 3.

Exactly what here is a poor decision by the ARRL?  Because it appears from
here that the ARRL made no decisions -- and didn't have to, just stay with
the same defaults they've always used.

Now, if the ARRL had decided not to recognize the change in status for
Ontario, would we now be reading the same complaints about the appearance of
a change in procedure?  (rhetorical question)

Much ado about nothing!

73. ron w3wn
Believe in Zoltan

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Steve London
Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2012 12:39 PM
To: N1MMLogger at yahoogroups.com; CQ Contest
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] [N1MM] New RAC (ARRL contest) sections

So, let me get this straight....

RAC splits Ontario into 4 sections, but won't use those sections in RAC

ARRL (which is independent from RAC) does use those new sections in ARRL

Sorry, but I continue to believe that this is a poor decision by the ARRL.
it should be reconsidered by the ARRL Board of Directors at their January

Steve, N2IC

On 08/08/2012 09:45 AM, Tom Haavisto wrote:
> No
> They will only appear in contests that use ARRL sections.  RAC Canada Day
> and Winter contests use provinces as mults.
> Tom - VE3CX
> On Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 11:33 AM, Ted Edwards
W3TB<w3tb.ted at gmail.com>wrote:
>> **
>> May I also assume that these sections are also used in Canadian contests
>> such as the Canada Day events in December and July 1st?
>> I had anticipated -- incorrectly -- that they would appear at Field Day
>> trained our new operators to watch for them.
>> --
>> 73 de Ted Edwards, W3TB and GØPWW
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