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Re: [CQ-Contest] QSO Points in CQWW

Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] QSO Points in CQWW
From: Jan Erik Holm <sm2ekm@telia.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 17:33:14 +0200
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True, sorry that was a mistake.
I hope it will be possible to forgive me.

Pete Smith wrote:
> 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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