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The intent of the statement in the FAQ is to avoid club names where there is no uniqueness.
For instance, there are two clubs in North Carolina with the common acronym “RARS”. Obviously, they need to make them unique by using:
Raleigh ARS and Rowan ARS
That is what is meant by “avoiding”.
On Jun 24, 2020, at 8:21 AM, J.K. Wright <wrightjk@...
I believe avoiding = no
However, it is a free country..you can do however you like and live with consequences.
On Wed, Jun 24, 2020, 8:13 AM Tony Scandurra K4QE <k4qe@...
I am amazed how many people re-interpret this detail...
It does not say “without” or “no” abbreviations or acronyms.
The quote directly from the FAQ says:
"all club participants must enter the club’s official name exactly the same, avoiding abbreviations or acronyms.”
Podunk Amateur Radio Club and Timbuktu Amateur Radio Club
- or -
Podunk ARC and Timbuktu ARC
The only unique part of the names is “Podunk” and “Timbuktu”. Therefore, it makes no sense not to use an acronym in the common part of the name. In fact, abbreviating “Amateur Radio Club” using ARC greatly reduces the chance of a spelling error (think of how many times have you seen people misspell “amateur” as “amatuer”?). It is also easier to see the difference between the two when the abbreviation for the common part is used.
73, Tony K4QE
Field Day 2020 ARRL important log detailhttp://www.arrl.org/news/arrl-contest-program-issues-field-day-2020-faq
One of the most important detail added in these FAQ’s is that ...
...your club affiliation needs to be entered
without abbreviations or acronyms...
To be included in the club aggregate score each club name submitted must be identical in spelling and case.