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    Default One more from August 26, 2015

    As bad as this looks, it looks better than most text IDs look via Es. The time was 2101 CT, according to the camera
    and my notes.

    The ID below reads:
    XHAO-TV CANAL 4
    SN CRISTOBAL CHS

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    I'm fairly sure that it reads CHIS (that's the common abbreviation) but otherwise that is correct in every detail. Great catch!
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    Raymie, you could be right. I can't really tell from looking at the XHCSA-2 IDs on this page:
    http://tvdxexpo.com/tvschiapasazteca.html
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    OK, I see the "I" in the XHAO-4 Tuxtla ID.

    Thanks for pointing that out.
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    The state abbreviations are pretty standardized. I've understood why historically we've had a tendency as DXers to use two-letter abbreviations — we're used to it from the US and Canada — but I feel it's easier and lines up with the source materials.

    About the only abbreviation I see that's changed historically is that Baja California used to be B. Cfa. Now though B.C. is the only one used. You'd have to find old DOF material to see it. They also don't use Baja California Norte like we tend to — B.C.N. is a rare sight in current materials.
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    Remember, though, the same DXer somewhere out west (maybe out on the high plains) may very well be able to receive British Columbian, Baja Californian North, and Baja Californian South stations via e-skip, maybe even on the same day. I think that's part of the reason for using BCN.
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    Daniel, that is why BCN is on my Web pages.

    Unfortunately, Americans in general know little about Mexico geography and don't even realize that Baja California and Baja
    California Sur are not one big state named Baja. Americans have never heard of such states as Colima, Guanajuato, Queretaro,
    Jalisco, or even our close neighbors Coahuila and Tamaulipas.

    Sometimes TV newscasters mention locations in Mexico like Tampico, Mexico; Guadalajara, Mexico; and Cancun, Mexico. I
    don't think they know that Mexico has states.

    I don't want to hear from any journalists. One of my brothers worked in the newspaper business for many years.
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    I use the three letter abbreviations listed on the states' Wikipedia pages (in the "ISO 3166 code"). Baja California is listed as BCN, so I'd use it in my logbook (if I were logging a distance record )

    US and Canada = 2 letters
    Mexico = 3 letters
    Cuba = 2 letters and ", Cuba"
    others = sub-national divisions ignored

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    I do understand its use when you have the potential of confusion with British Columbia, though.

    Most of my writings are very Mexico-centric so you'll usually see BC when I write.
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    In the days prior to 2-letter state/province abbrev., you could look in the Vane Jones guides, and see "Mich.", which could either be Michigan, or Michoacan, Mexico!

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