I like the idea of distance-based scoring (why do two stations who can see
each other across the Strait of Gibralter get to count their Q at, what,
four times the amount that a station in Nfld can claim for working
California?), but I think using the Maidenhead is a bit problematic:
Not everyone who makes a Q enters the contest, so how you resolve scoring
issues for stations claiming Qs with those who don't submit a log (and their
grid square) will need to be resolved.
However, if you make it based on the distance between zones, which stations
need to send as part of the WW exchange anyway, you can calculate scores
without needing both stations to submit logs.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric Hilding" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, October 21, 2006 10:26 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Distanced-Based Contest Concept
> Jim, N3BB, 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
> > and as part of the log check process. The concept of a "QSO and
> > 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
> > good test of skill with minimized geographic location advantages.
> > with a one week max log submission requirement (exceptions if approved
> > to travelers to remote locations, etc) and results within two to three
> > weeks, we would have a good system.
> Brilliant, creative idea, Jim !
> Rick, K6VVA
> P.S. Lemme know when you come out this way again...I'll buy lunch :-)
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