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Re: [CQ-Contest] Real Time Scoreboards

Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Real Time Scoreboards
From: Jan Erik Holm <sm2ekm@telia.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 09:50:45 +0200
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Don´t complain! Inside NA at least you get 2 points per QSO, inside
all other continents each QSO only gives 1 point.
Fair?, no not IMO. Since it´s a worldwide competition scoring rules
should be uniform.

This thing with 2 points in NA came about a long long time ago, the
purpose was to stimulate activity in the NA carribean area since at
that point (early 60:ties I think it was, think W2SKE was inventor) 
activity was very low.
However that doesn´t apply anymore and we live nowdays in a totally
different world, IMO scoring should be the same in all continents.

Dick Green WC1M wrote:
> 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.)
1 point (or whatever number) per QSO for ALL QSO´s, yes I agree.
> 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,
With this type of reasoning everything should just belong to one continent.
> while our competition from EA8 and HC8 got 3 points for each EU and NA QSO.
> Where's the logic in that?
73 Jim / SM2EKM

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