[SD-User] Lost USA States

Paul O'Kane paul at ei5di.com
Mon Feb 17 17:54:22 EST 2003

---- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Sergeant" <dsergeant at connectfree.co.uk>

> The two VY1 stations were sending PEI as their province, as was
> also the case in ARRL 10m. SD only accepts PE, and truncates PEI
> to PE if you try and edit it in.

PE is the correct postal abbreviation for the province of Prince
Edward Island and SD has always abbreviated PEI to PE. In the same
way, SD logs QSOs with VE2 as QC even if you enter PQ - which some
stations still send.

It probably doesn't matter.  However, if you prefer, edit your
Cabrillo log before submission.

> The 'States Wanted' window appears to be enabled from the first
> letters of callsigns - ie if you type in WA1XXX it shows you
> what bands you want Washington on (in my case all bands!).

This is a feature - and it's unique to SD.  It works for all
contests with area codes - you enter the area code in the
callsign field to see on what bands it's needed. Try entering
any district code in an RSGB contest, or a number between 1
and 40 in CQWW and you'll see what I mean.

Paul EI5DI

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