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State QSO Party mults


In State QSO Parties where all 50 states are multipliers (in addition to the counties for that state), the following example shows how to have GenLog count your own state as a multiplier, and compute the correct score. Note: remove these suffixes in the Cabrillo before submission.

A slash followed by your 2-letter state abbreviation is added to the county exchange of one QSO. Actually, enter anything that makes the multiplier different (HRP/ or HRP+). Adding the state gives you an idea of why you did it when you edit out these changes in the Cabrillo log or look at the ASCII log file at a later date.

Oklahoma QSO Party log example:
When OK stations work your own state, add /OK to the exchange of one QSO with a county that you worked more than once, any band. This is done in the `Edit/Change Log` screen, which will allow Oklahoma to be counted as a multiplier as well. You may edit the log in NOTEPAD of course, but is easier in GenLog since the editor will re-number the # new mults automatically for you.

599  JOH  1 2
599  HRP  2 2
59  HRP/OK 3 1 <-- this line, second time Harper was worked.
59  WEB  4 1
    ^ number of mults

Before log submission, after you write the Cabrillo file, edit [urCall.log] and remove the /OK, since it was not part of the actual QSO exchange. The contest sponsor will count your state as a multiplier. Maintain the proper amount of spaces (not TABs) to keep the data in columns, when finished editing files.

See State QSO Parties for more information on operating in State QSO Parties.

Note:
AL, AR, CA, FL, GA, ID, KS, KY, NE, NM, NV and other? stations:
In contests where you are operating in your own state`s QSO Party and counties are not multipliers. States and Provinces are 2 characters only. Entering an exchange >2 characters, GenLog assumes it is a county and skips the multiplier check function. See the HELP topic for the contest in question.

Note:
In QSO Parties where DXCC countries are not multipliers, DX QSOs are identified with `DX` in the log so they don`t get counted as multipliers. In some contests, a maximum number of DXCC multipliers are allowed, so the logger uses this `DX` identifier to count them.

Home state scored as a multiplier in contests where the log editor is disabled because of a non-normal log format.

Use the menu {File} {Display log/data files} menu and open your log in NotePad. Add a `new mult` identifier to one of the QSOs that is not a new multiplier.

Change a QSO from this:
N5ZGT    LUN  BRIAN       BER            2
to this:
N5ZGT    LUN  BRIAN       BER    5      2
Re-save the log and re-load it to update the score.

This procedure works because the normal log editor is disabled - therefore the re-numbering of `new mults` is not being done when you edit the log. See how to score the `home state` in other QSO parties.