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

To: Yuri VE3DZ <ve3dz@rigexpert.net>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Distanced-Based Contest Concept
From: Jim George <n3bb@mindspring.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2006 15:22:17 -0500
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You are correct, Yuri.  The CQWW will always be based on the WAZ zones as 
mults along with DXCC mults.

My recommendation is for a new contest, based on using:

(1) distance as a basis for the value of a contact, and also permitting a 
contact with one's own country, and,

(2) mults being a zone rather than a DXCC entity. Using DXCCs means that 
every contest will be dominated by those who can have the best skip into 

Using a grid square and also a zone (such as the ITU zone) as the exchange 
will make copying the exchange meaningful, enable the scoring to calculate 
the "distance value," and the zones will make the mults exciting. It's time 
to get rid of the DXCC entity as a mult. The IARU uses the ITU zones, which 
is good, but it messes things up by (IMHO) having all the HQ mults, which 
is another way of  making EU dominate, and it does not give credit for 

That's the proposal, and it would be interesting for some sponsoring body 
to adopt these concepts.

Jim George N3BB

At 04:37 PM 10/21/2006 -0400, you wrote:
>George... with all due respect - this is an Utopia.
>The CQ magazine has WAZ Award program and I don't think they would like the
>idea to get rid of CQ Zones as exchange.
>73 Yuri  VE3DZ
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Jim George" <n3bb@mindspring.com>
>To: <Jimk8mr@aol.com>; <n6tj@sbcglobal.net>; <CQ-Contest@contesting.com>
>Sent: Saturday, October 21, 2006 11:50 AM
>Subject: [CQ-Contest] Distanced-Based Contest Concept
> > 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
> >
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