That "ancient, unfair, archaic" rule put our 2002 CQ WW SSB M/S operation
from 8P8P in third place, even though our QSOs+mults total was higher than
any other station in our category (at one point per QSO, we'd have won.)
That's because for some bizarre reason, 8P is considered part of NA instead
of SA, to which it is much closer. All our NA Qs counted just 2 points,
while our competition from EA8 and HC8 got 3 points for each EU and NA QSO.
Where's the logic in that?
If the committee wants to reward long-distance QSOs, then use the distance
to the zone worked as the measure.
I agree with Jim that it's a lot more important to fix the points-per-QSO
rule than to worry about online scoreboards.
73, Dick WC1M
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Neiger [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Friday, October 20, 2006 5:56 PM
> To: Bob Cox; CQ-Contest@contesting. com
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Real Time Scoreboards
> Another inane idea.
> Why not REALLY improve the contest by seriously considering
> remedying the ancient, unfair, archaic "points per QSO vs.
> your continent" nonsense.
> My experience tells me, unfortunately, that nothing will be
> done on this until it's in the immediate, advantageous
> interest of some of the Committee members.
> Jim Neiger N6TJ
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bob Cox" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Friday, October 20, 2006 11:08 AM
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Real Time Scoreboards
> > Dear Fellow Contester,
> > The CQ WW Contest Committee is discussing whether use of real-time
> > contest scoreboards is likely to convey information about band
> > openings and profitable tactics to an extent that participants using
> > the scoreboards should be categorized as assisted. The 2006
> CQ WW contest
> > rules have already been published and they will govern the
> 2006 contests.
> > We welcome your comments on this, and suggest the
> possibility of also
> > sending the comments to the CQ-Contest reflector so that others can
> > see them and possibly follow up.
> > Comments can be sent to email@example.com
> > 73
> > Bob, K3EST
> > CQ WW Director
> > For the CQ WW Committee
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