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Task #321 — New ARRL Section mults added for ARRL Sweepstakes, ARRL 160, ARRL Field Day, replacing VE3 (Ontario)

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Opened by Robert A. Wilson (N6TV) - Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012, 10:32pm
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Summary: Instead of VE3 always being the \"ON\" (Ontario) multiplier in the ARRL Sweepstakes and ARRL 160M Contest, one of four new section abbreviations (to be determined) will be sent. The same is true for the ARRL Field Day (which has no multipliers).

When the new section abbreviations are announced, I will update this task.

Edited details:


(Posted by KX9X 2/14/2012):

http://www.arrl.org/news/rac-to-split-ontario-into-four-sections

On February 6, Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) issued a statement on their web site that the Ontario Section would be split into four new RAC Administrative Sections, effective September 1, 2012.

The Ontario (ON) Section will be dissolved and be replaced with four new RAC Sections: Ontario North, Ontario South, Ontario East, and the Greater Toronto Area.

The new section abbreviations will be announced when final.

For ARRL contests that use ARRL/RAC sections as multipliers - the ARRL November Sweepstakes and the ARRL 160 Meter Contest - there will be an overall increase of three available multipliers.

ARRL contests that use US states and Canadian provinces as multipliers - the RTTY Roundup, ARRL DX Contest and the ARRL 10 Meter Contest - are unaffected by this change.

ARRL VHF+ contests and the IARU HF Championships are also unaffected by this change.

The first contest to be affected by the RAC administrative change will be the 2012 ARRL November Sweepstakes, which will now require 83 multipliers to achieve a Clean Sweep.

ARRL Field Day does not use multipliers, but Ontario stations will send new section abbreviations as part of their exchanges.

News of the administrative change can be read on the RAC website at:

http://www.rac.ca/en/news/bulletins/2012/7/

73, Sean Kutzko, KX9X Contest Branch Manager


73, Bob, N6TV

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Comment by Robert A. Wilson - Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012, 11:46pm

For reference, this has been officially announced now:

http://www.arrl.org/news/rac-announces-new-ontario-section-boundaries-abbreviations

Looks like WT 4.10.0-dev does supports this already, thanks!