[NA-User] FLQP

Jim White k4oj@tampabay.rr.com
Thu, 2 May 2002 19:59:51 -0400

Thanks for your help, Dave

The list of mult names you were given to work from was aimed at minizing
confusion of county abbreviations versus out of state mult
abbreviations...which have traditionally been used in the ARRL contests

i.e. MAN would be a good abbreviation for Manatee County - right?  WRONG -
MAN is the abbreviation for the Candian Manitoba multiplier - so we use MTE
for Manatee County...the intricacies of this are more apparent if you are
from within FL where you are wokring both outside of FL and within FL guys -
ideally you want ot be able to type what is sent to you and it is registered
correctly by the logging software...

This is what NA did for our mobile team with the one exception of MAR sent
by VE1OP - of course this is only a problem for us Floridians since the rest
of you were passing him by since he was NOT a Floridian, right?  There have
been numerous posts to the software reflectors as relates to the FQP over
the past few dys - the one problem NA users incurred was the MAR debacle!
NA's competitors faired much worse!

Thanks K8CC for your support of the FQP - we enjoyed using it to log 1955
QSOs as K4FCG/CTY last weekend!


Jim, K4OJ

----- Original Message -----
From: "David A. Pruett" <k8cc@comcast.net>
To: <N4CW@aol.com>; <na-user@contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2002 7:41 PM
Subject: Re: [NA-User] FLQP

> Bert,
> Thanks for the heads up.  When looking at the multiplier file (FLQSO.MLT)
> the multiplier name was "MARITIMES" but the abbreviation was "NS".  Fixed
> I'd sure like to know the logic behind why three VE provinces are lumped
> together.  Its done this way in SS because the ARRL Field Organization is
> set up this way.  Following that logic, FLQP mults are states and
> except for NB, NS and PEI are an ARRL section.
> I also corrected a couple of small errors with other Canadian mults in
> FLQP.  For example, we had "NWT" for Northwest Territories while some new
> contests use "NT" but FLQP uses "NW".
> The contest sponsors are certainly within their rights to use whatever
> abbreviations they want.  We try to get it right, however I don't have
> to check for changes or verify accuracy for anything other than the major
> contests so we have to rely on the NA user community.  At the same time
> would hope the contest sponsors would resist the temptation to fiddle with
> their mult lists.
> 73,
> Dave/K8CC
> At 09:49 AM 5/1/02 -0400, N4CW@aol.com wrote:
> >I heard another station working a Florida station during the test, giving
> >QTH as "MAR". I later looked at the multipliers from a FL station
> >and found that there was no such multiplier. Would you believe "NS" ???
> > From the Florida QSO Party - Rules, under Multipliers, VE1-VE9-VY2 is
> >and VO1-VO2 is "NF".
> >I don't know where the "NS" mult came from, maybe it used to be that
> >Just a "nit", but it bears looking into and perhaps updating.
> >73, Bert N4CW
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