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

Richard DiDonna NN3W richnn3w at verizon.net
Thu Aug 9 07:35:23 PDT 2012

Well, the multipliers are ARRL Sections, RAC sections and the what ARRL 
effectively concedes to be a big "glop"

5.2. Multiplier: Each ARRL Section and RAC Section plus the Canadian NT 
(Northern Territories - encompassing VE8 / VY1 / VY0) with a maximum 
number of 83.*

73 Rich NN3W

On 8/9/2012 9:41 AM, Kelly Taylor wrote:
> Paul,
> 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
> ve4xt
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