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Re: [CQ-Contest] E Pluribus Unum

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] E Pluribus Unum
From: "Peter E. Beedlow" <nn9k@arrl.net>
Reply-to: nn9k@arrl.net
Date: Mon, 1 May 2006 11:43:56 -0500
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It would also be nice if everyone would eventually settle on using the same
format and syntax for the exchange.......but then it's not a perfect world

Pete, NN9K 

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[mailto:cq-contest-bounces@contesting.com] On Behalf Of Jimk8mr@aol.com
Sent: Monday, May 01, 2006 09:51
To: cq-contest@contesting.com
Subject: [CQ-Contest] E Pluribus Unum

E Pluribus Unum  -  Out of Many, One.
If the software community can figure out how to handle multiple contests,  
there is an interesting outcome awaiting - a contest combining several
 though similar contests.
This weekend would be a perfect example. In addition to the three
contests for New England, Indiana, and 7-Land, there would be an  overall 
contest for working the most people in the most counties in New England,  
Indiana, and 7-Land. 
Only valid qsos for the individual qso party would count (i.e. only Indiana

qsos made between 1600z and 0400z would count - but not ones made on Sunday,

even though New England qsos on Sunday would count.)
People in those three places could still work anybody anywhere for their
contests, but for the EPU contest only qsos in those three areas would  
One justifiable complaint about state QSO party operation is that if  you 
aren't close to the target state, things can get pretty boring as the  in
people spend time working each other.  Combining several  geographically 
diverse areas, as is the case this weekend, would give most  people a
advantage (and disadvantage) to somewhere.
It can be a very pleasant time chasing mobiles, and others, around a  state.

Doing it for several states at a time should be even  better!

Six days isn't exactly enough time to formally organize a contest,  though
would be interesting to put together some demonstration results  afterward.
73  -   Jim    K8MR
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