While everybody is thinking about how to increase SS participation, you
might think about the idea of allowing non-US/VE stations to make contacts.
What would be the harm? Just as in NAQP, the contact could count for point
credit without "DX" stations being a multiplier. They/we would just send
"DX" for section and all the other information the same as everybody else.
I suspect there are lots of people outside US/VE who would be interested in
getting on and playing, and all that would happen would be that you would
see more activity. Nothing wrong with that, I say. Of course, there are
always going to be those who will throw out the usual objection of
invalidating old records. But so what? Toss all the old records, start
from scratch, and you'll see even more activity. Or you can continue
sending unanswered CQs all afternoon.