[TRLog] ARRL Field Day and DX
Wed, 05 Jun 2002 11:20:56 -0400
Region 2 DX isn't any different from other DX. The exchange is the same
no matter what region you are in. The only difference is that all region
2 stations can ENTER the contest.
I'm not willing to try a new release of TR on field day. We've been
burned (with CT) once before and it's not worth the risk. To this end, I
have a "solution" that seems to work:
1. Add 'Dx = DX' to the .DOM file (I made a new one ARRLFD.DOM)
2. Add each country as a domestic country (ADD DOMESTIC COUNTRY = xx)
I know number 2 is pretty extensive and I did check what impact is has
on available memory. It takes up about 7K of additional memory which
should not be a problem to most setups. I wrote a simple program to
build an INPUT CONFIG file so the actual field day CFG file is
This technique seems to work OK except that DX is not forced on a DX
station. But then, there is no other checking either. I get operators
who log AB for Alabama. Fortunately it doesn't really matter at this
point but some day it might.
Ronald Rossi wrote:
> Just to clarify. What I meant was that I needed to think about how to
> handle the input for region 2 versus others (which are not ARRL
> sections) and code it. I don't know how hard it will be.
> >There is always something to keep me busy :-) Sheeesh. I don't know how
> >I will be handling this one.
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