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Re: [CQ-Contest] Real Time Scoreboards

To: n6tj@sbcglobal.net, CQ-Contest@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Real Time Scoreboards
From: Jimk8mr@aol.com
Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 10:56:00 EDT
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In a message dated 10/20/2006 8:09:10 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
n6tj@sbcglobal.net writes:

Why  not REALLY improve the contest by seriously considering remedying the  
ancient, unfair, archaic "points per QSO vs. your continent"  nonsense.

There are some things in the world, like the USA Electoral College and the  
CQWW 1-2-3  point system, that would never be designed into a new system,  but 
with which we seem to be stuck forever.  So it appears voters in  Wyoming and 
Delaware and contesters in Zone 9 and Zone 33 will continue to be  more equal 
than the rest of us.
Unlike elections, however, in ham radio contests there need not be only one  
winner.  There can be multiple winners based on multiple sets of rules.  Just 
take the raw material of what a person worked (from a Cabrillo log) , and  
score it in several ways.
Obviously, it would still be scored in the "CQWW Classic" mode, using  
today's rules.
>From there use one's imagination.  My suggestion is a scoring system  where 
points are based on zone to zone distances. The point values would not  need 
not be integers, so 1.6 or 2.226 points for a qso would be possible and  
 For example, something like
QSO Points = 1 + (Distance/10000)
where Distance is the zone center to zone center distance in  kilometers.
So qso points would vary from 1 (your own zone) to about 3 (at the  
antipodes). Score it up with the current multiplier structure, and you have  
results of the "CQWW 21st Century" competition.
Having done the work of preparing logs for processing, dupe/bust checking,  
etc., there would be very little extra work to produce an alternate set of  
scores, with results published online.  
Watsa OMs?
73  -  Jim   K8MR

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