[ct-user] CT 6.26 User. Wrong Zones in CQWW

Robert Naumann Robert Naumann" <n5nj@worldnet.att.net
Wed, 28 Oct 1998 06:08:34 -0600

The simple answer is to copy the zone that is sent and enter it instead of
accepting the default provided by the CTY file.

To do this easily, press the space bar after entering the callsign and just
type the zone as copied.

Russians have always been a problem for consistent zone assignments.  In
the U.S., the callsign does not necessarily indicate the zone.  For example,
K5ZD is in zone 5, but a callsign with a 5 in it normally indicates zone 4.

Bob N5NJ (zone 4)

-----Original Message-----
From: P. Venkatraman <vitalink@giasbm01.vsnl.net.in>
To: ct-user@contesting.com <ct-user@contesting.com>
Date: Tuesday, October 27, 1998 12:47 PM
Subject: [ct-user] CT 6.26 User. Wrong Zones in CQWW

>We are VU2JNA a club station in Bombay India and we recently took part
>in the CQWW SSB as a Multi Single.
>We use CT 6.26 (the shareware version) downloaded from the net. In order
>to get the Zones right we had also downloaded the latest versions of CTY
>files put up on the CT site.
>During the contest we encountered two problems.
>1. We found that the Zones as reported by the Hams was in some cases
>different from that as reflected by CT. This was predominantly more so
>in the case of Russian stations who often gave Zone 16 instead of Zone
>17. In a few cases it was the other way round. We decided to make a note
>of all such instances by using the Alt N function. During peak times
>this slowed down the QSO rate and we wrote it down manually. But still
>we fear that in many instances we may not have done this properly. We
>may thus be able to correct a few.
>The issue is which option is the correct thing to do.
>a. Let the CT zones remain as it is and not correct them.
>b. Correct the Zones as reported in the QSO.
>2. In the case of the following calls the CT did not reflect the country
>correctly. It reflected a sign "//////" in the last column.. What does
>this indicate? How do we correct it?
>The calls in question are VE6JY, VE6SV, VY2SS and B7K.
>Just for the info we logged in 2031 unduplicated QSOs and the score as
>now reflected is in in excess of 2 Mill.
>Had a great time. And thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It is the paperwork
>that is turning out to be the pain.
>for JNA Wireless Association.
>P. Venkatraman VU3PVN
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