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RAC contests

Adam Clark
Hi all!

I was curious to know if tlf has the ability to automatically handle all the
scoring of the 2 RAC (Canadian) contests, RAC Canada Day, and RAC Winter
Contest.  Both contests have similar rules & scoring.

I am attaching the rules that I just utilized this past weekend for the Canada
Day contest, along with the multipliers file and the logcfg.dat file (the
rules file is "canadaday").

Beyond a minor issue that I reported earlier with the git version of tlf not
doing the multipliers appropriately, the one item that I was not able to
figure out if it's possible to do in tlf were the 20 point stations V**RAC.

There is also one other item relating to multipliers: "Certain special
Canadian prefixes in use at the time of the contest may also apply; however
there may be no more than 13 multipliers on each band/mode."  I was not aware
which prefixes at the time would count, if any, but if I were really serious
about the contest, I'd probably want to have a limiting rule in tlf for
"maximum multipliers per band/mode".  

The rules for each of these contests is:

https://wp.rac.ca/rac-canada-day-contest-rules-2019/
and
https://wp.rac.ca/rac-canada-winter-contest-rules-2018/

If it's possible to sort these out, I'd love to contribute the RAC rules
file(s) to the project.

One further question in relation to this, too - is it possible to add in
options to the cabrillo.fmt file (or elsewhere) that will determine which
questions TLF will ask for the cabrillo tags when doing a :wri ?

For example, in these RAC contests, they have no use for a variety of the
cabrillo tags, including: CATEGORY-ASSISTED, CATEGORY-STATION, CATEGORY-TIME,
CATEGORY-OVERLAY, OFFTIME and DEBUG.  So, if it were possible to include that
configuration with the contest config somehow, it would help streamline that
part of the process.

The RAC contest Cabrillo specifications are at: https://wp.rac.ca/wp-content/
uploads/files/contests/files/RAC%20Cabrillo%20V3.0%20Revised%202010.pdf

Thanks!
73,
Adam
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