[CQ-Contest] More Mults In ARRL Sweepstakes and 160M Contests

Collins, Graham CollinG at navcanada.ca
Tue Feb 14 12:08:36 PST 2012

Is this really true?

I was aware of the change but I thought it was strictly for the purposes of restructuring ARES within Ontario.

I will have to check into to this further, thanks for posting.

Cheers, Graham ve3gtc (confused on which section I will now be in?)

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From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Kutzko, Sean, KX9X
Sent: February 14, 2012 14:31
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject: [CQ-Contest] More Mults In ARRL Sweepstakes and 160M Contests


On February 6, Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) issued a statement on
their web site that the Ontario Section would be split into four new RAC
Administrative Sections, effective September 1, 2012. The reason given
for the restructure was "...to create a management model that better
communicates with, and represents the interests of, the overall Ontario
Amateur population." The Ontario Section will be dissolved and be
replaced with four new RAC Sections: Ontario North, Ontario South,
Ontario East, and the Greater Toronto Area. The new section
abbreviations will be announced when final. 

For ARRL contests that use ARRL/RAC sections as multipliers - the
November Sweepstakes and the ARRL 160 Meter Contest - there will be an
overall increase of three available multipliers.

ARRL contests that use US states and Canadian provinces as multipliers -
the RTTY Roundup, ARRL DX Contest and the ARRL 10 Meter Contest - are
unaffected by this change. ARRL VHF+ contests and the IARU HF
Championships are also unaffected by this change. 

The first contest to be affected by the RAC administrative change will
be the 2012 ARRL November Sweepstakes, which will now require 83
multipliers to achieve a Clean Sweep.

ARRL Field Day does not use multipliers, but Ontario stations will send
new section abbreviations as part of their exchanges.

News of the administrative change can be read on the RAC website at:


Sean Kutzko, KX9X
Contest Branch Manager

ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio(tm)
225 Main St.
Newington, CT  06111
skutzko at arrl.org

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