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New VE3 Sections?

Jun 12th 2012, 12:55

W1ECH

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I note in QST that we will now have FOUR sections in Ontario (VE3) in the SS?

Obviously, logging software sponsors will need to know soon what the abbreviations will be, so we can all then modify our programs, too.

However, I have to ask why and how ARRL can justify so many sections in the Ontario section? Even New York has only four, Massachusetts has just two, and so on.

I'd love to hear the reasons for the change.

Thanks.

73,

W1ECG
Jun 12th 2012, 12:57

W1ECH

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Oops... I signed "W1ECG" and hit the post button too quickly! I obviously meant "W1ECH"!
Jun 19th 2012, 11:07

N0NB

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Unless I'm mistaken, ARRL has little to no influence over what happens in Canada these days. Radio Amateurs Canada (RAC) is the entity that made this decision. Obviously, they saw the need to make this change and the rest of us will need to adapt.

See:

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

My searching shows no offical abbreviations in place in time for FD, so if the stations in the new sections use ad hoc abbreviations, not all logging programs will cope. Sigh...

73, de Nate >>
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