WCA - World Castle Award

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WCA - World Castle Award

Post by yt9tp » 03 Jun 2014, 13:52

Here is beta version of award definitions for WCA (World Castle Award) - http://www.wcagroup.org

File is not attached as it is far to big for this forum (32 Mb) so here is download link:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/122 ... rd_WCA.xml

Download this file and put it in:

WindowsXP
{C:\Documents and Settings\}<user>\Application Data\LogOM\awards\

Windows 7 and later:
<user>\AppData\Roaming\LogOM\awards

Use the same name award_WCA.xml to make Log4OM recognize it properly.

Important note:

This is first beta. File is generated using data available as http://www.wcagroup.org/FORMS/WCALIST.xls

There are some issues with data. Locations are sorted by prefixes which are not uniquely defined in DXCC list so I was unable to make relation to DXCC. Such items have 000 as DXCC id.

List of unknown prefixes is in this file https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/122 ... ntries.txt. if anyone can help me resolve which DXCC id correlates to some of these prefixes it would be highly appreciated.

If change occurs in WCA locations list, let me know so I can regenerate award_WCA.xml to include changes.

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I have plans to create definitions for WCA Activator and WCA hunter award, just have to learn rules.

All suggestions about these award definitions and reports about issues are welcome.
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Re: WCA - World Castle Award

Post by K7PT » 03 Jun 2014, 14:23

First, all new Awards should be sent to Claus, the Log4OM Award Manager for his approval and inclusion into the award database. If we have everyone having download locations for the awards it will be a mess.

Please submit any awards for Log4OM to Claus. Thanks.

I had, about a month ago, given Claus this award with all the correct DXCC codes.

The problem is that there is a current limit as to xml file size allowed, which this award far exceeds at approx. 35MB uncompressed. :(

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Re: WCA - World Castle Award

Post by yt9tp » 03 Jun 2014, 14:30

I did not know. I saw other posting award definitions here so I did the same.

How do I submit award to Claus?
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Re: WCA - World Castle Award

Post by K7PT » 03 Jun 2014, 14:32

To his QRZ address for EI7JZ. Sent it via a .zip file as it will be much smaller.

I think my version is more complete as it has all the DXCC associations.

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Re: WCA - World Castle Award

Post by yt9tp » 03 Jun 2014, 14:37

Mine XML is 32 MB and it can be cut quite a bit if some obviously redundant and empty fields are removed (i did not remove them as I was not sure if it would work)

How did you manage to match all prefixes with DXCC? There are few prefixes that the same prefix matches two or more DXCC. I did not know how to resolve that.

Maybe there should be some announcements about submitted awards to avoid duplicate work to be done.
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Re: WCA - World Castle Award

Post by yt9tp » 03 Jun 2014, 14:40

QRZ.COM says there is no info for EI7JZ.
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Re: WCA - World Castle Award

Post by G4POP » 03 Jun 2014, 14:45

yt9tp wrote:QRZ.COM says there is no info for EI7JZ.
ei7jz@hotmail.com
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Re: WCA - World Castle Award

Post by OE6CLD » 03 Jun 2014, 15:43

No EI7JZ on QRZ.com :?
EI7JZ_QRZ.jpg
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I'm puzzled ...

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Re: WCA - World Castle Award

Post by IW3HMH » 03 Jun 2014, 16:33

Next release will still be on xml, but i hope to move awards to a separated db file by 1.19
This will make awards smaller and much more manageable. I didn't thought that files could become so big...

Pedja, yes empty fields can be removed, it's a standard C# deserialization.
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Re: WCA - World Castle Award

Post by yt9tp » 03 Jun 2014, 17:41

EI7JZ wrote:No EI7JZ on QRZ.com :?
EI7JZ_QRZ.jpg
I'm puzzled ...
It is visible only if I go directly to http://www.qrz.com/db/EI7JZ. when I try search, it says there is no such call.
Even if I go directly to zour QRY.com page it doe snot show any contact info. I guess it is required to be memberof QRZ.com to see it.

After all, I searched and found no instructions about contacting you and sending xml for revision. If that is requirement it should be placed somewhere as official info with information how to do that.

Now, when we come to that, should I still send you xml or link form this topic is enough?

I can send you application that loads Excell file from WCA and exports data to XML.
IW3HMH wrote:Next release will still be on xml, but i hope to move awards to a separated db file by 1.19
This will make awards smaller and much more manageable. I didn't thought that files could become so big...
Seems as good solution.
Pedja, yes empty fields can be removed, it's a standard C# deserialization.
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How about redundant fields, like ActivationProgramCode, CustomAward, ValidFrom or ValidTo? If those are removed would settings from header apply?

I tried exporting data by removing empty and redundant fields. File length dropped to 23 MB. I did not try if Log4OM can load such reduced file, yet.
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