I've introduced this concept before, but I feel we can do better to
recognize individual performance based on a multi-dimensional array of
that would allow most everyone to compare apples to apples.
In my case, I am a highly experienced (45 + year) contester who has an SO2R
low-power unassisted setup with only two multiband fixed wire antennas at
under 50'. Each of these categories (experience level, equipment type,
power-level, assisted vs unassisted, antenna type and antenna height) could be
to a scoring database. Scores could be sorted by the level of compatibility
with other contestants, and could be sorted by single or multiple
categories. Don't forget geographical sorting also.
I'd suspect if everyone reported their experience and station configuration
that I'd feel pretty good about my scores. in fact, my category might be so
small that there might be only a few competitors, but I could play with the
other factors and see how I compared with the TB/wires guys as well.
Even that guy 60x`120 lot in a New York borough might win his section or
zone against apples to apples competition, and might gain some real pride and
esteem over his accomplishment.
I think the days of the one-dimensional scorecard (the top ten box) are
over. We have the tools to sort scores by an almost unlimited number of
dimensions, why not use it for the benefit of contesting and the motivation of
This will only require a little more input when reporting scores but I think
it will encourage more participation.
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