[CQ-Contest] A little section history

Steve London n2icarrl at gmail.com
Fri Aug 10 13:00:27 PDT 2012

On 08/10/2012 12:13 PM, Kenneth E. Harker wrote:
> Jack,
> I looked up the results article for the 1979 Sweepstakes ("Results, 46th
> Annual ARRL November Sweepstakes" by Tom Frenaye K1KI and Bill Jennings K1WJ,
> QST, May 1980, pp. 77-86).  It is clear that the contest administrators did
> not include the Canal Zone as a section/multiplier in the 1979 contest and
> there were only 74 multipliers.  From the second paragraph of the article:
> "The deletion of the Canal Zone as a section may have helped make the way
> easier, on cw anyway, but in all, 478 clean sweeps were recorded."

478 Sweeps !

That is a remarkable number. Consider, that in 1979, there were no packet 
clusters, no assisted/unlimited class and only a few did single-op SO2R.

Steve, N2IC

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