December 1, 2016
New NA Files for ARRL Ten Meter Contest
Back in January 2016, the Mexican district "Distrito Federal" (e.g., "Federal District") was renamed "Ciudad de Mexico" (e.g., "Mexico City"). Because the ARRL Ten Meter Contest counts Mexican districts as multipliers, the ARRL recently announced changes to the multiplier list for this contest to reflect the official Mexican district name changes from January 2016. Distrito Federal (abbreviation "DF") is deleted and has been replaced by Ciudad de Mexico (abbreviation "CMX"). Because the district was simply re-named, no districts were added and the number of multipliers remains the same.
Updating the NA Logging program to properly score the new district name for 2016 is simply a matter of updating the ARRL10.MLT multiplier file. You can do this yourself if you're careful to get everything in the right spot in the file, or you can simply download a new version of ARRL10.MLT which has already been updated (see link below).
Simply replace the copy of ARRL10.MLT which is on your computer with this new version, and you're all set to go for the 2016 Ten Meter Contest.
The ARRL has announced that entrants who are unable to update their logging software prior to the 2016 ARRL Ten Meter Contest may log CMX stations as DF and their log will be automatically updated to CMX without penalty.
The DATOM Engineering Team