[NA-User] New OhQP Files For The NA Logging Program

Jimk8mr at aol.com Jimk8mr at aol.com
Thu Aug 23 16:44:01 EDT 2012

Look at the PAQSO.MLT file for the PA QSO Party, which has DX as a mult. 
The added line looks something like:
DX Station:    DX:     A,B,C,D  ....    8,9:
where those letters run A to Z, omitting K, N, and W, and then 1 through  9.
Compare the number of spaces, colons, etc. for correct syntax.
Again, this concerns a rule change that affects only Ohio stations.
73  -  Jim    K8MR
In a message dated 8/23/2012 3:49:10 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
k8mp at aol.com writes:

I had errors when NA tried to load the new mlt file. I  modified the last 
line in the file to look like this: 
DX  Station:???????????? DX:?? :???? ;
It now loads without error and  counts "DX" as?one multiplier per mode.
My modified mlt file is  attached.
Hopefully Dave will weigh in and tell us if my "fix" is OK to  use.
Later,? Joe

-----Original Message-----
From:  David Pruett <k8cc at comcast.net>
To: na-user  <na-user at contesting.com>
Cc: ohqp-mail  <ohqp-mail at ohqp.org>; MRRC Reflector  
<mrrc at contesting.com>
Sent: Wed, Aug 22, 2012 10:32  pm
Subject: [OhQP-mail] New OhQP Files For The NA Logging  Program

22 August 2012 
New NA Files For Ohio QSO Party  

Beginning in 2012, the rules for the Ohio QSO Party were changed  for  
in-state (i.e., Ohio) stations only.  In prior years, DX  stations (which  
send "DX" as their location abbreviation) had no  value as multipliers  
for the Ohio stations that worked them.   Beginning with the 2012 OhQP,  
"DX" now counts as a multiplier. Since  non-Ohio stations can only work  
Ohio stations in the contest, this  change only affects Ohio stations. 

In order to properly support the  scoring for this new rule, the  
operation of the NA Logging Program  must be revised.  QSOs with "DX"  
stations (which formerly  provided no multiplier credit) now need to be  
scored  appropriately.  Fortunately, the NA program itself does not need   
to be revised, but two of its support files for OhQP need to be updated:  

OHQSO1.CRT      The Contest Rules Template File for  in-state (Ohio)  
stations in OhQP 
OHQSO.MLT     The Multiplier List File for in-state stations 

Simply  download these files from the DATOM Engineering Home Page at   
http://www.datomonline.com and copy them over the existing files on  your  
computer.  These files will work with any NA 10 version,  as well as the  
free demo version on the OhQP web site.  Again,  only stations operating  
from Ohio need these new files. 

Good  luck in the 2012 Ohio QSO Party this weekend, August 25, 2012,   
starting at 12:00 noon EDST. 


The DATOM Engineering  Team 

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