[CQ-Contest] Fw: Proper Cabrillo mult for PR, VI, etc in NA Sprints?

N4XM Paul D. Schrader n4xm at iglou.com
Sun Feb 8 20:40:58 EST 2015


Yes.  I did see this.  This guy doesn't understand that if he tried to edit
the Cabrillo file before sending it in, that he can't even put in ANYTHING
he wants because the multiplier is not even in the Cabrillo file. and it
won't make any difference.  Another alternative is to "satisfy" the
multiplier data presently in his program so he can "run" his program. 

Or he can change his program's existing data (sometimes called the
country.dat file) to what he wants to put in, to get his contest program to
"function" for send in.

However ANY (wrong or right) information can be used as a multiplier since
the contest guru not only doesn't use it, IT IS NOT EVEN IN THE CABRILLO FILE.


Just another example of the defective Cabrillo system, and how ANY data can
be used.

Correct multiplier data is not required.  Don't even bother to try and get
it.  Correct or wrong makes no difference.

Don't believe me?  Try and find the multiplier identified in the Cabrillo
send in file.  You'll find call letters of the worked station, but no
multiplier identification.


Paul  N4XM

At 05:54 PM 2/8/2015 -0500, you wrote:
>Hi Paul,
>I thought you might be interested in this little quirk.
>Jim, K4TXJ
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Tim Shoppa" <tshoppa at gmail.com>
>To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
>Sent: Sunday, February 08, 2015 11:57 AM
>Subject: [CQ-Contest] Proper Cabrillo mult for PR, VI, etc in NA Sprints?
>> Struggled a little bit with N1MM last night. The stations I worked were
>> properly sending their location as required by NA Sprint rules, but N1MM
>> was having a cow (popping up new second entry windows! WTH?) whenever I 
>> put
>> PR or VI in for the multipliers.
>> I swear N1MM used to auto-equivalence PR=KP4, VI=KP2 so these so stations
>> could comply with the NA Sprint rules and N1MM could tabulate mults the 
>> way
>> it likes to. Is this a recent change? I'm not upgrading to N1MM+ anytime
>> soon, so maybe I gotta get used to this N1MM quirk.
>> What actually is supposed to go into the Cabrillo, VI or KP2? Ed sent me
>> "VI", that looks closer to what the rules say, so I'm leaning towards that
>> as being correct.
>> Tim N3QE
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