[TRLog] ARRL Field Day and DX

Jim Smith jimsmith@shaw.ca
Tue, 04 Jun 2002 20:28:05 -0700

Hmmm....  I think we got two kinds of DX here, the new participants in 
the rest of Region 2 and all the rest in the other regions.  I can't see 
explaining to a JA what his FD operating class is.  Perhaps the new rule 
for the exchange wasn't thought through very well.

I was thinking of adding DX to the dom file but that won't cut it for 
stations in the other regions.

Sure hope nobody asks about this at the FD TR training session I'm 
putting on tomorrow night.

Thanks for bringing this up Paul.  Better to find out now than on Jun 22.

73 de Jim Smith    VE7FO

Paul Kirley wrote:

>ARRL has changed the rules for Field Day.  DX stations are now supposed to send class and "DX", e.g., "2A DX" when you work them during FD.
>(a)  Version 6.67 does not permit input of "DX" but only of the class for stations outside the U.S. and Canada.  Why not?  Field Day ops are not all likely to be experienced TR Log users.
>(b)  Even when input is successful, the log does not show the official ARRL report (e.g., 2A DX) but rather the class (e.g., 2A) plus the country prefix (e.g., CE).  There seems to be no selection in POST that translates this into the official version.
>Of course, Field Day submissions require only a dupe sheet and not a detail log.  However, random FD ops may be confused by the refusal of TR Log to accept the official ARRL exchange and also by the log's refusal to show the official ARRL exchange.
>Can this be smoothed out by June 22?
>Thanks and 73, 
>Paul W8TM
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