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Author Topic: What does W/VE refer to  (Read 958 times)
KC7MAW
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« on: December 14, 2001, 06:45:38 AM »

I'm new to Contesting and keep seeing the term
W/VE in contest rules. What does it mean? Is the VE for Canada? What's the "W" Mean?

R/Mike
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K0RS
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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2001, 06:02:46 PM »

W=USA
VE=Canada

Just a shorthand abbreviation.  You might see it used in a sentence something like: "W/VE's use state or province as a contest exchange, DX use serial numbers."  (as in the ARRL 10m contest).
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KH6DV
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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2001, 09:24:43 PM »

Yes .... VE refers to canadian stations. The W refers to U.S. stations.  At one time the u.s. calls were all W and K calls, then later when these ran out they went to WA, WB, WC, WD and at some point KA and KB.  Rather than state in the rules "All VE/W,K,WA,WB,WC,WD,KA,KB,NA-NZ,WA-WZ,AA-AZ,NA-NZ,.....well you get the idea, its easier to just say VE/W.  

BY the way, when you get to the part of the rules that have class, SOAB is not the long version of SOB.

Ron KH6DV
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KL7FH
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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2003, 06:12:25 PM »

I notice most of the time W/VE refers to the 48 contiguous states and Canada, not Hawaii and Alaska Puerto Rice etc..
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