[CQ-Contest] New ITU Zone Maps for IARU HF Championships

Brennan Price brennanprice at verizon.net
Mon Jul 15 11:59:44 EDT 2019

 Thanks to all. The ITU zones were established with shortwave broadcasting in mind, and thus generally don't adhere well to political boundaries. Adapting them for our use is a nontrivial task, and my hat is off to all those who do it.
73 de Brennan N4QX

    On ‎Monday‎, ‎July‎ ‎15‎, ‎2019‎ ‎11‎:‎52‎:‎17‎ ‎AM‎ ‎EDT, Mark - N5OT <r-emails at n5ot.com> wrote:  
 And we think the guys who write the logging programs have it tough.  Ha.

Contesting has come a long way, but the fact remains we are still 
supposed to log what we hear and not what any device is suggesting might 
be the correct information.  They're tools not surrogates, and they can 
put you at the mercy of mistakes made by other organizations.  I don't 
think anybody ever got points off for writing down what the other guy sent.

Excellent work as always, Tim.  Thank you for these great maps!

73 - Mark N5OT

On 7/14/2019 11:36 AM, Tim Makins wrote:
> Hi Joe, yes you are correct - I had made those new maps to the RSGB 
> Zone definitions, not the ARRL ones on the 
> http://www.arrl.org/iaru-hf-championship. I have changed them on my 
> site now.
> By the way, there is even a slight error on those ARRL definitions, as 
> there is a small piece of Minnesota that lies to the East of 90W !
> 07          W-K-N-A   U.S.A. (N. Dakota, S. Dakota,
>                       Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado,
>                       New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma,
>                       Kansas, Iowa, Minnesota, that
>                       part of Utah & Arizona East
>                       of 110 Deg. W., & that part
>                       of Michigan, part of Montana
>                       Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas,
>                       Tennessee, Mississippi,
>                       Louisiana & Wisconsin west
>                       of 90 Deg. W.)
> 08          W-K-N-A   U.S.A. (Indiana, Alabama,
>                       Georgia, Florida, Virginia,
>                       Kentucky, N. Carolina, S.
>                       Carolina, West Virginia,
>                       Maryland, Delaware, Ohio,
>                       Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New
>                       York, Maine, Connecticut,
>                       Rhode Island, Massachusetts,
>                       New Hampshire, Vermont, &
>                       that part of Michigan, Illinois,
>                       Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi,
>                       Tennessee, Louisiana &
>                       Wisconsin east of 90 Deg. W.)
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Portage_(community),_Minnesota
> 73s Tim EI8IC
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