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3077 Counties?
#1 Posted : Saturday, April 17, 2021 1:10:52 PM(UTC)
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Hi all,

It seems that a recent LOGic update changed the number of valid Counties from 3077 to 3122. Did I miss something? Is the USA-CA total now 3177? If not, how do I "turn off" the extra 45 counties for USA-CA tracking?

73 de Peter, AE1T
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#2 Posted : Sunday, April 18, 2021 8:06:08 AM(UTC)

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Wow, 3122 counties. I used to run the Awards Count report (awardcnt) at each update and compare each update to the previous but didnt do that the last 10 or so updates. The last update that I did the comparison and it was correct at 3077 was v.9.20.08, that was sometime in July 2020. The next report I ran was in Dec 2020 after the v9.20.15 update and it showed 3122 counties, so somewhere between 9.20.09 and 9.20.15 was when it occurred. My guess is that the update 9.20.15 was the culprit as it had DXCC errors that were ultimately fixed under the same release. After cross-checking the county listing from MARAC I found the 45 discrepancies;

AK Alaska (5) entities but should be (4), there are (2) listed for District 4 and should be (1)
GA Georgia (160) entities but should be (159), there are (2) listed for Appling county, one misspelled as Applingg
VA Virginia (138) entities but should be (95), so (43) entities in error. Looks like most are dupes or misspelled counties, too many to go through one at a time but identified none-the-less.

Doing the math, the count of 3122 minus 45 (1 + 1 + 43) = 3077

Thanks for posting this, I probably wouldn't have noticed it for another 10 or more updates !!

73 de Brad, N8GLS

Update: After digging into the VA counties, it appears this has to do with the "Independent City" status in the Commonwealth of VA. There are 42 Independent Cities, apparently whenever that designation changes the old one is deleted, it looks like many of the CITY designations coexist with the non-city names, i.e., VA,BEDFORD and VA,BEDFORD CITY are both listed, VA, CHESAPEAK CITY and VA,CHESAPEAK CITY are the same but appear twice as the first one has a space added after the comma in VA and before CHESAPEAK, VA,FAIRFAX and VA,FAIRFAX CITY, many others making up the majority of the 45.
#3 Posted : Wednesday, April 21, 2021 8:36:31 AM(UTC)

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A revision or three ago I fixed the county list to jive with countyhunter.com. For LOGic's CNTY field, I have 3077 total, 4 AK, 95 VA, and 159 GA. I believe it to be squeaky-clean.

It should get installed when you install an update and select the option to install the new lists. But to keep it simple I attached the latest list. Unzip and install from the Import button on the Tools/Setup/Lists of Valid Values form.



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#4 Posted : Wednesday, April 21, 2021 4:53:05 PM(UTC)

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Thanks Dennis,

Don't know what may have happened, I was "squeaky clean" with 3077 at v9.20.08 but somehow muddied the water between v9.20.09 and v9.20.15. I always let LOGic install lists, etc, suppose it could have been one of those "senior moments"...hi hi !!

Installed the attached and now back to 3077.


Brad, N8GLS
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