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## Re: [CQ-Contest] Real Time Scoreboards

 To: n6tj@sbcglobal.net, CQ-Contest@contesting.com Re: [CQ-Contest] Real Time Scoreboards Jimk8mr@aol.com Sat, 21 Oct 2006 10:56:00 EDT
 ``` 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 normal. 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 the 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 _______________________________________________ CQ-Contest mailing list CQ-Contest@contesting.com http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/cq-contest ```
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