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
> 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
>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.
>73 - Jim K8MR
CQ-Contest mailing list