Good point.The grid squares would need to be the exchange along with the
Zone. That way the contact could be scored by one's own software as well as
the contest organizer. This exchange would make the content of the QSO mean
something other than simply copying the call sign as well. The CQ WAZ Zone
or the ITU Zone would be the mult. This would be a contest that would level
the present system quite a bit.
At 01:46 PM 10/21/2006 -0400, David Pruett wrote:
>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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