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Should the North American QSO Party contests add DC as a multiplier?
  Posted: Nov 22, 2012   (81 votes, 11 comments) by k3tn

  Don't know
  Don't Care
    (81 votes, 11 comments)
Survey Results
Yes 44% (36)
No 38% (31)
Maybe 0% (0)
Don't know 4% (3)
Don't Care 14% (11)

Survey Comments
The sponsor of the contest decides the rules and thereby, decides what will constitute a multiplier. If you want to sponsor a contest, you can decide what to use for mults. And, you can check the logs, get folks to sonosor the plaques, do all the paperwork, get a big headache, etc.

Posted by kv8q on January 22, 2013

Pat, your argument makes no sense whatsoever.

In what state is Lafayette? In Louisiana.

In what state is the District of Columbia. None. And certainly not Maryland!

There is no nexus between the two.

Posted by nn3w on December 7, 2012

This is a no brainer to me,if you think yes for a city to be a about lafayette,La, or anyone's hometown..agree with N4AF to a degree..don't hear any complaints from DC stations. in fact since W3USS is inactive I dont hear any
DC stations..Just my opinion..Pat

Posted by W5WMU on November 21, 2012

MD and DC is the same thing to those of us out West.

Doesnt really matter to us.

Posted by K0PY on November 19, 2012

Already a mult in ARRL 10m Test
Years ago W3USS was a very active club station, I had a blast as a "rare" mult in the ARRL 10M contest. Would be nice to get more DC stations on in NAQP as well.

Posted by k3tn on November 14, 2012

DC UNactive?
I know several guys in DC who are very active contestors. You may not recognize them as they always have to ID as part of Maryland...

Posted by AB3IC on November 12, 2012

I agree with N4AF.

Posted by k4fj on November 12, 2012

If the UN can be a country for DX why not DC in the NAQP. Lets make it happen.

Posted by W8RJL on November 12, 2012

Buzz KILLS -- WHY??
Whassamatta U? What harm does another well-deserved accommodation do? If you can't cope with another mult, find something else to do. Let's all have fun and the more the merrier! W4VIC

Posted by W4VIC on November 12, 2012

Including DC in NAQP
More mults = More participants both inside and outside the District! Look at the NAQP results. You'll see that there are many states who are not represented, Year after year, contest after contest. If my score counted for anything, I'd participate. N4AF's silly comment is just that, silly.

Posted by W3DQ on November 12, 2012

Really tired of radio-UNactive places whining
about being a multiplier.

Posted by N4AF on November 12, 2012

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