[WriteLog] NAQP: Logging 4U1WB

Masa Miura masa.miura.aj3m at gmail.com
Sun Jan 17 01:21:17 EST 2016

Just wanted to clarify what I mentioned in my email below.

I reproduce the following from the NAQP official rules.

10. Exchange: Operator name and station location (state,
province or country) for North American stations; operator name
only for non-North American stations. Multioperator stations are
required to use a single name throughout the entire contest. The
use of non-Amateur Radio means of communication or the use
of Amateur Radio modes or bands different than those specified
for the contest to solicit contacts during the contest period is
11. Multipliers: Multipliers are all 50 US states, including Alaska
and Hawaii, the 13 Canadian provinces/territories (British Columbia,
Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New
Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, NewfoundlandLabrador,
Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut) and other
North American entities as defined by the ARRL DXCC List. The
District of Columbia counts as Maryland. Non-North American
countries, maritime mobiles and aeronautical mobiles do not
count as multipliers but may be worked for QSO credit. Multipliers
count again on each band.

My interpretation of these paragraphs is that DC stations are asked to 
send Maryland has their location while these paragraphs do not 
explicitly require such stations to do so. I understand that some DC 
stations interpreted them differently and sent DC rather than Maryland 
in the NAQP because I presume that their understanding of "the District 
of Columbia counts as Maryland." is that they can send DC as their 
location while they know that it is not a multiplier.

A few asked me if I should give MDC rather than MD. I gave them my 
exchange again or asked them politely to copy what I had sent. A few 
others asked me if my call was 4U1WB/3 as I gave them MD as part of my 
exchange. I gave them the correct call again. As many of you know, the 
United Nations issued the 4U1WB call to the World Bank Amateur Radio 
Club in Washington, DC.

Thank you for the QSOs.



Masa Miura, AJ3M
Email: masa.miura.aj3m at gmail.com
aj3m at arrl.net

On 1/17/2016 12:47 AM, Gary AL9A wrote:
> DC is not a multiplier, but if a station sends DC it is counted as MD.
> If you have no MD mults at that time then the DC station counts as a MD
> mult.
> 73,
> Gary AL9A
> -----Original Message----- From: AJ3M
> Sent: January 16, 2016 8:00 PM
> To: DickT-W0RAA
> Cc: Writelog Reflector
> Subject: Re: [WriteLog] Logging 4U1WB
> Dick,
> It appears that you did not copy the exchange correctly. DC is not a
> multiplier. Accordingly, it was not part of my exchange to anyone.
> 73,
> Masa
> _________________________________________________________________________
> Masa Miura, AJ3M
> Sent from my iPhone
> 2016/01/16 23:07、DickT-W0RAA <dickt at w0raa.com> のメッセージ:
> I received a call from 4U1WB.  He gave his name as Masa and QTH as DC.  But
> I didn't get any multiplier point from the QSO in the NAQP.  It didn't even
> show up in my beam headings window.  Anybody have any ideas as to what
> gives
> with that?
> All I get in the Writelog MULT column is a "?".
> Any suggestions on how to correct this or if it's even legal to do so?
> Dick
> _______________________________________________

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