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

Kelly Taylor ve4xt at mymts.net
Thu Aug 9 06:41:14 PDT 2012


I'm afraid the logic of your argument might not quite hold water.

ALL ARRL sections exist purely for administrative purposes. None exists for
contesting reasons. That each section is also an SS multiplier is simply a
fringe benefit.

There's more to creating a section than saying 'You're a section.'

The logic also falls apart when you consider the history of ARRL Sections.
Every time a new section was added before, it became by default a multiplier
in SS. California wasn't always LAX, SD, SJV and so on, and Florida wasn't
always NFL, SFL and WCF. WTX is also relatively new. Should ARRL have
ignored every new section each time a section was added?

The SS rules say the multipliers are ARRL and RAC sections: the new sections
are RAC sections. I fail to see why they shouldn't be multipliers too.

So a sweep got a bit harder. Big whoop.

73, kelly

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