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w7gtf
#1 Posted : Saturday, November 4, 2023 12:34:16 PM(UTC)
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Anyone know how to update the Section List for Sweepstakes? Couple changes in Canada.

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Ron/W7GTF
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#2 Posted : Sunday, November 5, 2023 12:20:43 AM(UTC)
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Hi Ron, hope you are well !!

I believe RAC changes were effective Jan 01 2023, MAR was abolished, effectively replaced by new sections New Brunswick (NB) and Nova Scotia (NS). Greater Toronto Area (GTA) was renamed Ontario Golden Horseshoe (GH). Northern Territories (NT) was renamed Territories.

To make the changes just navigate to Tools/Setup/Lists of Valid Values then under "Navigate to list" double-click on ARRL SECT. That will bring the ARRL/RAC Section List up and you can edit as needed. I need to do this as well for Sweepstakes coming up in a couple weeks. I'm leaving MAR, GTA and NT as is but marking them all as DELETED, then create NB and NS and lastly just copy GTA and NT and rename as GH and TER. I think the old Sections need to still live in the Lists of Valid Values to handle any previously logged QSO's that have an "old" section populated in the ARRL SECT logfield. Dennis may have been planning on another update to handle the RAC changes, if not he may at least chime in to advise if we need to keep the old RAC sections in the Lists of Valid Values.

Brad, K8ZM

PS: FYI for anyone who cares, RAC Sections effective Jan 01, 2023 are:

AB---Alberta
BC---British Columbia
GH---Ontario Golden Horseshoe (was GTA, Greater Toronto Area)
MB---Manitoba
NB---New Brunswick (was included in MAR, Maritime)
NL---Newfoundland and Labrador
NS---Nova Scotia (was included in MAR, Maritime)
ONE--Ontario East
ONN--Ontario North
ONS--Ontario South
PE---Prince Edward Island
QC---Quebec
SK---Saskatchewan
TER--Territories (was NT, Northern Territories)

In effect RAC added one new section for a total of 14. For ARRL Sweepstakes the total ARRL/RAC Sections is now 85 (it was 84).

Brad, K8ZM
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#3 Posted : Sunday, November 5, 2023 9:46:06 AM(UTC)
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Brad,

Thank you very much for the info. I finally decided to use my K1el Winkeyer and N1mm+ logger. It makes things so simple for cw, once you get the hang of the function keys and get over the initial nervousness. 😏

I’ll go back to Logic for the SSB contest. I’ve used it since 2009 or so. Lots of power if you know how to use all the programs.

Thanks again and have fun with SS.

73,
Ron/W7GTF
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#4 Posted : Sunday, November 5, 2023 6:07:57 PM(UTC)
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Funny, the "nervousness" never seems to entirely go away at the start of any contest !!

I'm no Big Gun but I do enjoy working the ARRL and CQ sponsored ones. All SSB, someday I'll find my old J-38 key and give the CW category a run.

I've never used anything other than LOGic for contesting, its performed very well for me and I like not having to learn another logger and export then import into LOGic. I always run unassisted so don't need a lot of bells and whistles that most dedicated contest loggers have. Of course we all have our favorites....hihi !!

GL in the Sweeps, maybe we'll run into each other !!

73, Brad K8ZM
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#5 Posted : Monday, November 6, 2023 9:22:07 AM(UTC)
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Thanks!

Notes to self:

For Golden Horseshoe, LOGic has GTA Greater Toronto Area

Missing NB

Missing NS

For TER, LOGic has NWT.

Will fix in next update.

Tnx & 73,

Dennis WN4AZY

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#6 Posted : Monday, November 6, 2023 10:35:56 AM(UTC)
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Dennis,

Thanks for doing that.

Speaking up updates, I wonder if you can send out a note to all on the forum when an update is available. I don’t always look often enough.

Thank you,

Rom/W7GTF
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