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Programming issues W0WJR on 14/2/13
Thanks. I had looked at that page and for some reason it didn't dawn on me that I could change it once I had set it. sigh.
Programming issues W0WJR on 13/2/13
The actual typo I found was Cuba where the prefix is listed as "CM, C0" and should be "CM, CO", i.e. change zero to oh.

The Brazil prefixes, the islands in particular, are kind of confusing the way they are written and Russia was really bad. I've written special code to handle them but there is a much better way to do it.

The better way is simply to have the prefix written as a regex, regular expression. Most modern languages, e.g. Java and C#, have a regex equals method as part of the standard library. Doing a callsign look up that subsets on the first character of the callsign and then finds the longest matching prefix regex would be very simple to code and efficient.

I'd also like to find out what the "/" means in the prefix. Everything else in the prefix was either defined in the document or it was obvious to me what was meant. The "/" isn't either.

I'd also like to find a shapefile or similar for ITU and CQ boundaries. The IOTW file has lat/lon points that define the area but I haven't found the same for these two. Currently, when I do a lookup, I have to ask the user which area the contact is in when it's ambiguous. For some foreign callsigns, a qrz lookup has this info but I haven't seen them in US lookups. This information is on map graphics but I can't find it in a text file.

Finally, I'm a newbie on this site. When I signed up, I didn't realize that everyone uses their callsign as their user id. Having just looked at the topics list and noticed that every poster used their callsign, except me, I'm wondering if it's possible to change my user id? Editing my profile didn't give me that option so I'm just wondering if some kind soul out there knows if it is possible and, if so, how?
Programming issues W0WJR on 12/2/13
I've been working with the DXCC list and am kind of frustrated. For a file that is supposed to be used by programmers, this has some problems. What I would like to do is update it to xml format and fix the typos that I've found. I sent an email to an address I found on the site but haven't got a response. So, is there anyone on this list that could help me. My email is wjr@ksu.edu.

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