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[CQ-Contest] Distanced-Based Contest Concept

To: Jimk8mr@aol.com, n6tj@sbcglobal.net, CQ-Contest@contesting.com
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Distanced-Based Contest Concept
From: Jim George <n3bb@mindspring.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 10:50:21 -0500
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This is a great idea. The grid system already is in place, and so every 
entrant will enter a grid with his/her electronic submission. The score 
would be calculated automatically both by the contest software (real time) 
and as part of the log check process. The concept of a "QSO and Distance" 
based contest would be a fair one. Mults could be ITU Zones, so the 
"Euro-Centric-Mults" nature of many contests is minimized. This would be a 
good test of skill with minimized geographic location advantages. Coupled 
with a one week max log submission requirement (exceptions if approved due 
to travelers to remote locations, etc) and results within two to three 
weeks, we would have a good system.

Jim George N3BB

At 10:56 AM 10/21/2006 -0400, Jimk8mr@aol.com wrote:

> >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

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