There is an existing contest using distance based scoring - Stu Perry 160 -
that can be used as a model... It is gaining in popularity among the top band
Here is a link:
For a new contest perhaps a combination of Points-per-QSO determined by the
distance between the two grid squares, then multiplied by the # of country or
zone multipliers will be the sweet spot...
My personal thought is that: Points-Total X Countries-Total X
Total-Time-Factor X Power-Factor...
Stations worked may be scored once on each band they are worked...
Score per band = PT x CT x TTF x PF (per band)
May run different power on different bands...
Total Score = Sum of individual band scores...
would give the best combination adrenalin buzz for a new multiplier, credit
for distance difficulty of a Q, a factor for power, tempered by the calculation
of which is better: more Q's/Multipliers or quitting now...
I see the exchange as being:
Call + Serial # + Grid Square (either 4 or 6 bits)...
I personally would drop the RST completely...If I can hear you it doesn't
matter to me how loud you are - besides ALL contest rst are 599 (meaningless)...
Points per Q:
1 for short distance
2 for medium distance
3 for long distance
Three power catagories:
Low = 100 w max
Medium = 500 w max
High = 1500 w max
QRP stations will sign /Q and the station working them will get 1 extra point...
Three Power-Factor multipliers
Low = 1
Medium = 0.5
High = 0
Two station catagories:
1. SE = Single element wire or tubing antenna to be used on all bands... Must
be one piece of wire or tubing and utilizing a single feed line (exception is
the element may be split at the insertion point of the feed line)... A single
impedence matching unit (Transmatch in common parlance) may be used to match
the antenna/feedline to the transmitter; no traps, no relays, or other means of
splitting the wire into electrical pieces, etc... Element may not be rotated
or moved during the contest...
2. EE = Every thing else...
Two Operator catagories:
1. Single-Op (unassisted - no help of any kind, period!)
2. All-Others (assistance of ANY kind makes you AO)
AO - Single Transmitter
AO -Multi Transmitter
Total Time Factor is determined thus (just an example for discussion):
24 hour contest with 18 hours of operation allowed... Time totalizer is from
1st Q to last Q... You can operate as much or as little as you choose...
TTF 18 = 1.00
TTF 15 = 1.05
TTF 12 = 1.10
TTF 09 = 1.15
TTF Less than 09 = 0
1. Single Band
2. All Band = Unlimited band changes, I don't care...
denny / k8do
hooo wheee, I got carried away.. merely wanted to point out the Stu Perry.
jeez, way too much coffee today... But, making up rules is funnnnn.... Gee,
now all I need is to pick a date.
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