[WriteLog] Issue logging VO1VR

Ed Muns ed at w0yk.com
Mon Jan 5 11:02:49 EST 2015

I fell for that, too.  It's the old zero vs. letter-O issue.   ;>)



-----Original Message-----
From: WriteLog [mailto:writelog-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Jerry
Sent: Monday, January 05, 2015 11:33
To: john at kk9a.com; writelog at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [WriteLog] Issue logging VO1VR

It is a valid callsign - http://www.qrz.com/db/VO1VR/?mlab=

Jerry W4UK

At 09:41 AM 1/5/2015, john at kk9a.com wrote:
>Good advice, you cannot always log exactly what is sent. Also, V01VR is 
>not a valid callsign.
>John KK9A
>To:     <radionovember at arwolfpack.com>
>Subject:        Re: [WriteLog] Issue logging VO1VR
>From:   "Ed Muns" <ed at w0yk.com>
>Reply-to:       ed at w0yk.com
>Date:   Sun, 4 Jan 2015 23:01:18 -0400
>'NL' is used in some contests as a single multiplier that combines 
>Newfoundland (VO1 or NF) and Labrador (VO2 or LB) into one contest 
>multiplier.  In Round-Up, NF and LB are separate multipliers (see the 
>5.2)  Multipliers are simply a contest scoring thing.  Contest 
>multipliers are not a political statement or an attempt to tell Canada 
>how to organize their provinces.
>I recommend putting NF in the QTH column of WriteLog for your VO1VR QSO.
>Yes, he literally sent 'NL' but we know from the call sign VO1 prefix 
>that the multiplier is NF.  So, he "communicated" Newfoundland or NF 
>and that's what's important.  For contest purposes that QSO is the NF
>WriteLog will then score the log correctly  and the multiplier 
>checklist will reflect credit for NF.
>The ARRL log checking will go by the call sign prefix to determine 
>multipliers and scoring.  You won't be dinged for having NF in the QTH 
>field for that QSO, or NL.  And log checking doesn't know or care what
>thinks the multipliers or score are.   ;>)
>Ed W0YK
>-----Original Message-----
>From: WriteLog [mailto:writelog-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of E 
>Glenn Wolf, Jr. - N5RN
>Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2015 20:19
>To: writelog at contesting.com
>Subject: [WriteLog] Issue logging VO1VR
>During the Roundup this weekend V01VR sent me his province as being NL.
>is not an acceptable province in WriteLog.  The limited research that I 
>did suggests that NL and NF are now viewed as one province.
>Should I edit the WriteLog QSO to reflect the NL he sent?  If not, what 
>province is should I log?
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