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Re: [CQ-Contest] Distanced-Based Contest Concept

To: Jim George <n3bb@mindspring.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Distanced-Based Contest Concept
From: David Pruett <k8cc@comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 13:46:13 -0400
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That's all fine and good for where a lot was received for the claimed 
QSO, but how do you score a QSO with a station for which an entry was 
not received.  I don't think a database exists with the grid square of 
every possible participant.


Jim George wrote:
> 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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