[WriteLog] 15 Years of Contest Country Files

Rod Greene W7ZRC greene5758 at hotmail.com
Tue Oct 21 16:02:51 EDT 2008

Jim - Outstanding, thanks for all your work!
Rod> To: writelog at contesting.com> From: jjreisert at alum.mit.edu> Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2008 19:56:13 +0000> Subject: [WriteLog] 15 Years of Contest Country Files> > I just noticed that 12 October 2008 marked the 15th anniversary of my> contest country file releases. Back then, it was CT only. Then NA,> TR and WriteLog got on board, followed by many more (there's a list at> the bottom of this web page: http://www.country-files.com/cty/ ). All> three major players in the DX Cluster node arena (AR-Cluster, DX> Spider and CC Cluster) use some form of these files.> > Here are those first release notes:> > 12 October 1993> > * HK0/Malpelo is in CQ zone 9, not 7.> * Removed trailing 'AF' from IG9, IH9.> * Changed IG9, IH9 to be in ITU zone 37.> * Added 'AS' continent override to JD/o.> * VP8GAV is in CQ zone 13, not 30.> * Added more callsigns to KH0, KH8 and KP2. These are for stations> that are still using the old prefixes (KG6, KS6 and KV4,> respectively).> * Added KG4CQ, KG4DL, KG4EH, KG4HG and KG4MK to KG4 prefix list.> * Added X5 to T9 prefix list, though these stations are Serbs in> Bosnia, and are not licensed by Bosnian authorities.> * Removed trailing 'EU' from TA0, TA1, etc.> * Changed RN, UN prefixes for Karelo-Finish Rep. back to RN1, UN1> and added RN5WW.> * Added KX6BU to V7 prefix list.> * Added CE3MMV/9 to VP8/shetlands prefix list.> * Corrected spelling of Suriname and Bosnia-Herzegovina.> * I now use the same source to generate all three country files.> Thus you might notice some cosmetic changes in ARRL.CTY and IARU.CTY.> > 73 - Jim AD1C> > > > _______________________________________________> WriteLog mailing list> WriteLog at contesting.com> http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/writelog> WriteLog on the web: http://www.writelog.com/
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