SOTA Japan region code change


12 September 2015

SOTA JA region code shall be changed at 20:00 UTC on 25 September 2015.

 

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5 September 2015

This is pre-notice of major change that will be placed in SOTA Japan associations and NOT formal announcement as of today.  After final approval of SOTA management team and amendment of JA ARM, it shall be executed.

SOTA Japan association region code will be changed as per the following list.  The new region code is valid after approval of SOTA MT.

Current region code has duplication, even it belongs in different JA association.   i.e. the code “KA” belongs in all associations such as

  • JA/KA : Kanagawa
  • JA5/KA : Kagawa
  • JA6/KA : Kagoshima
  • JA8/KA : Kamikawa, etc.

The same cases are observed for “TO”, “SA”, “HI”, “IS”, “KU”, “NA”, “OK” etc.

From the preparation time, before establishment of SOTA Japan association, we have discussed to use unique region code throughout Japan associations, but it was missed out in the last moment of my verification.

New region code is the same region code in KCJ contest that is widely used and known by most of CW lovers, and the unique code throughout JA  associations.

Sorry for any inconvenience and extra effort of amendment work of databese in SOTA MT, but it will give us much clear definition and identification of each JA regions.

 

Region NameNew CodeCurrent Code 
JA - Japan - Honshu
AomoriAMAO
IwateITIW
AkitaATAK
YamagataYMYA
MiyagiMGMY
FukushimaFSFK
NiigataNININo change
NaganoNNNA
TokyoTKTKNo change
KanagawaKNKA
ChibaCBCH
SatiamaSTSA
IbaragiIBIBNo change
TochigiTGTO
GunmaGMGU
YamanashiYNYNNo change
ShizuokaSOSZ
GifuGFGI
AichiACAI
MieMEMI
KyotoKTKY
ShigaSISH
NaraNRNRNo change
OsakaOSOSNo change
WakayamaWKWA
HyogoHGHY
ToyamaTYTYNo change
FukuiFIFU
IshikawaIKIS
OkayamaOYOK
ShimaneSNSM
YamaguchiYGYGNo change
TottoriTTTTNo change
HiroshimaHSHI
JA5 - Japan - Shikoku
KagawaKAKANo change
TokushimaTSTO
EhimeEHEHNo change
KochiKCKO
JA6 - Japan - Kyushu_Okinawa
FukuokaFOFU
SagaSGSA
NagasakiNSNA
KumamotoKMKU
OoitaOTOI
MiyazakiMZMI
KagoshimaKGKA
OkinawaONOK
JA8 - Japan - Hokaido
SoyaSYSO
RumoiRMRU
KamikawaKKKA
OhotsukuOHOK
SorachiSCSR
IshikariISISNo Change
NemuroNMNE
ShiribetsuSBSH
TokachiTCTO
KushiroKRKU
HidakaHDHDNo Change
IburiIRIB
HiyamaHYHI
OshimaOMOS

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