[WriteLog] YU DX Contest module problem

Gary AL9A al9a at mtaonline.net
Thu Apr 17 17:34:44 EDT 2014

This is probably too late for an update to the YU DX CW Contest module for 
this coming weekend, but I just noticed a problem when setting it up for the 
contest.  The 2014 rules for the YU DX Contest state that the exchange is 
RST + serial number starting from 001, and after the break between the two 8 
hour contest periods, the numbers continue on from the first segment. 
Problem is, that is not the way the WL module for this contest is 

When I setup the YU DX Contest module the exchange fields in the Entry 
window are RST and ITU!  If I enter a serial number into the ITU filed WL 
protests and says the multiplier isn't recognized.  In Contest/Parameter 
Setup... it wants to know my Call, ITU zone and Category or Categories I 
will be running under.  When I open the Multiplier window there is a grid of 
all the various ITU zone numbers and the various YU YT prefixes for five 
different bands.  However, the contest rules indicate that the exchange is 
serial number, not ITU zone, and there are two different categories, LOWER = 
1.8, 3.5 and 7.0 MHz and UPPER = 14, 21 and 28 MHz.  That makes a total of 
six different possible bands, not five.  I don't know when the YU DX Contest 
module was released, but apparently there has been a significant change in 
the scoring format since it was created.  The rules also indicate that if 
your contest module doesn't have a YU DX module you can use the WPX module 
and they will correctly score the result.  I guess that is what I will do 
for this one.  It would be nice if this module could be updated for the 
current rules by next year.

Gary AL9A 

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