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Re: satnames database

As to naming conventions versus programming requirements:

View/understand IOTA- IOTA WILL BE of the form XX-###.
If you send Asia 123, it will fail to match.
If you send SAM-4, it will fail to match.
AS-123 and SA-004 will match properly.

Counties are similar and require the proper format as ST,COUNTY.

Satellite could easily be standardized to be perhaps XX-### or similar
format for verification/identification purposes. 

I have one qsl that shows a QSO "by way of Oscur X" which is of course
Oscar 10 or AO-10. Let a database try parsing that one!!
Eddie Seymour, WB4MLE
E-Mail wb4mle@surfbest.net
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