locked Re: [Ham-Apps] DXCC Entity Disagreement


Ed Wilson
 

Thanks, Joe!
 
Ed, K0KC


From: "Joe Subich, W4TV"
To: Ham-Apps@...
Cc: Ed Wilson
Sent: Sunday, August 4, 2013 11:27 AM
Subject: Re: [Ham-Apps] DXCC Entity Disagreement


The address is in Krasnoyarsk - Asiatic Russia as is the "User
Supplied" Lat/Lon and grid square in QRZ.com

73,

    ... Joe, W4TV


On 8/4/2013 6:32 AM, Ed Wilson wrote:
> Laurie,
>
> I located his city on a map to try to determine which area of Russia he is in, but since I do not know the dividing line between Europe and Asia in Russia this is a problem (looks like Asia). I also could try to drop him an email and ask, directly but he may not know English and I only know a few words of Russian. I could also try the JTAlert-X text message capability if I see him on the air again.
>
> I am not sure that all of this is worth the effort since I do not need his DXCC entity for any award...mostly, I was just curious why the two entities disagreed and you explained that adequately.
>
> Thanks!
>
> Ed, K0KC
>
>
> ________________________________
>  From: "Laurie, VK3AMA" <groups05@...>
> To: Ham-Apps@...
> Sent: Sunday, August 4, 2013 3:01 AM
> Subject: Re: [Ham-Apps] DXCC Entity Disagreement
>
>
>
>
> Hi Ed,
>
> There are two different processes at play here.
>
>     1. The country name displayed below the decoded callsigns is determined by examining the callsign. These are a "Best Guess" as they don't involve any actual lookup of the specific callsign.
>
>     2. The country name for your current qso partner, shown in the log fields is first determined as per the first method and then updated with the results of a QRZ XML lookup (if enabled) or from a previous Log entry (if available).
>
> Regarding RW0BT, it is first determined as AS Russsia (dxcc 15). The
>      qrz xml lookup returns EU Russia (dxcc 54). The xml lookup is
>      assumed to be the most accurate. I do note however, that eQSL shows
>      as AS Russia and the HamQTH xml lookup also returns AS Russia. Which
>      is correct?
>
> de Laurie VK3AMA
>
>
>
> On 3/08/2013 10:33 PM, Ed Wilson wrote:
>
>
>> Laurie,
>>
>> I worked a station, RW0BT, this morning and I noticed that in
>            the call sign area (at the top of the window) of JTAlert-X
>            that his DXCC entity showed as Russia (AS) and below that in
>            the log info area, he showed as European Russia. I believe
>            that I have observed this discrepancy with Russian stations
>            before, but I cannot give you specific call signs.
>>
>> Thanks in advance for looking into this!
>>
>> Ed, K0KC
>>
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>
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