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Re: [CQ-Contest] QSO Points in CQWW

To: Jan Erik Holm <sm2ekm@telia.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] QSO Points in CQWW
From: Pete Smith <n4zr@contesting.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2006 16:45:57 -0400
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Jim, you're FAR from the only person who has done this in recent days.  Please 
don't feel singled out. 

73, Pete

At 11:33 AM 10/21/2006, Jan Erik Holm wrote:
>True, sorry that was a mistake.
>I hope it will be possible to forgive me.
>73 SM2EKM
>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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