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[CQ-Contest] QSO Points in CQWW was: Re: Real Time Scoreboards

To: Jan Erik Holm <sm2ekm@telia.com>
Subject: [CQ-Contest] QSO Points in CQWW was: Re: Real Time Scoreboards
From: Pete Smith <n4zr@contesting.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 10:14:29 -0400
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If you're going to divert a thread to an entirely new topic, please take a few 
seconds and change the title.

Thanks and 73,

Pete N4ZR

At 03:50 AM 10/21/2006, Jan Erik Holm wrote:
>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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