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RadCom - Worked All Counties

Postby G4NVB » Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:47 pm

Reading this months RadCom Letters, I note the interest in Worked All Counties Award and that the subject is to be raised at a forthcoming WAB Committee Meeting. Personally I would like to see the Worked All Counties Award actively promoted by WAB. I can understand not wishing to promote the WAB District Award due to the many changes that take place.
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Re: RadCom - Worked All Counties

Postby G3OKA » Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:44 pm

And just how are the RSGB going to work out the Counties? We now have Unitary Authorities so I guess that as I am not in a County I won't count for the award. Its bad enough the RSGB using County codes in their contests without them now stacking even more confusion to the scene. Some official sources insist that I am in Merseyside, fed up telling them that Merseyside ceased to exist as a County in 1974 and its not even a recognised postal address. Just beacuse my post code starts CH does not mean I am in the County of Chesire, the CH means my mail is sorted at Blacon, Chester.
What an absolute rubbish idea!!!!!
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Re: RadCom - Worked All Counties

Postby G4NVB » Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:02 am

G3OKA wrote:We now have Unitary Authorities so I guess that as I am not in a County I won't count for the award.
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The Gazetteer of British Place Names suggests that the Wirral Unitary Authority is in the County of Cheshire.
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Re: RadCom - Worked All Counties

Postby G3OKA » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:09 pm

Dave
Not according to my Council Tax demand. The part of the Wirral that is south of a line from Neston to Ellesmere Port is known as South Wirral and may well be within Cheshire. The part I live in is the Metropolitan area north of that line and includes Birkenhead, Wallasey, Hoylake, West Kirby and Heswall. It ceased to be part of Cheshire with the invention of the County of Merseyside back circa 1970. That ceased to exist in 1974 and was broken up into a number of parts (Wirral, Liverpool City, Sefton etc). Wirral never returned to Cheshire, it became a UA.
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Re: RadCom - Worked All Counties

Postby DamianM0BKV » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:43 pm

Well the Worked All Ireland awards use the original 6 Northern Ireland counties and ignore the new and ever changing Unity Authorities there! So when working the old WAB for say D12 it would be either Balymena UA, Ballymoney UA or Moyle UA. But for WAI it's still just Antrim which doesn't exist but who cares.
If you live in Plymouth your not in Devon anymore but does most of the population of Plymouth know it? If you live in Swindon you're not in Wiltshire any more but does the locals consider themselves "Wiltshire born an' bread is I" still.
So lets go back and resurrect the old counties as I'm sure radio amateurs in Leeds will be pleased to be considered Yorkshiremen again by somebody. A few amendments may be necessary but not difficult to sort out.
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Re: RadCom - Worked All Counties

Postby DamianM0BKV » Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:23 am

Looking into English Counties further I have found on Wikipedia that apart from the political counties or Unity Authority we still have 'Ceremonial Counties'.
The ceremonial counties of England are areas to which a Lord Lieutenant is appointed. Legally they are defined by the Lieutenancies Act 1997 as counties and areas for the purposes of the lieutenancies in Great Britain in contrast to the areas used for local government.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ce ... of_England
Although they are not exactly as the historical counties were they are still more acceptable to most people as where we belong and ideal as part of the UK 'worked all Counties' award. I'm sure the WAB committee have discovered this?
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Re: RadCom - Worked All Counties

Postby M6ADB » Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:33 am

YEah but - that list shows Yorkshire split into four... but any Yorkshireman will tell you there are only THREE Ridings of Yorkshire - there is no such place as South Yorkshire
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Re: RadCom - Worked All Counties

Postby G4NVB » Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:23 pm

From the association of British Counties:-

39. Yorkshire

North Riding (Northallerton, Middlesbrough, Scarborough, Whitby)

East Riding (Beverley, Hull, Bridlington, Driffield, Hornsea, Filey)

West Riding (Wakefield, Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Halifax, Harrogate)

York (within the Walls)
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Re: RadCom - Worked All Counties

Postby G4NVB » Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:08 pm

Back in August I wrote:

Reading this months RadCom Letters, I note the interest in Worked All Counties Award and that the subject is to be raised at a forthcoming WAB Committee Meeting.


Did the WAB Committee discuss this issue?
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Re: RadCom - Worked All Counties

Postby DamianM0BKV » Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:29 pm

I did post this before and wonder why the 'Ceremonial Counties' haven't been considered for an award? Seems the most logical solution to me!
I found on Wikipedia that apart from the political counties or Unity Authority 'Ceremonial Counties' are still valid.
The ceremonial counties of England are areas to which a Lord Lieutenant is appointed. Legally they are defined by the Lieutenancies Act 1997 as counties and areas for the purposes of the lieutenancies in Great Britain in contrast to the areas used for local government.
Link:-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ce ... of_England
Although they are not exactly as the historical counties were they are still more acceptable to most people as where we belong and ideal as part of the UK 'worked all Counties' award. Have the WAB committee not considered this?
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