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## [CQ-Contest] Distanced-Based Contest Concept

 To: cq-contest@contesting.com [CQ-Contest] Distanced-Based Contest Concept Dennis OConnor Mon, 23 Oct 2006 10:13:45 -0700 (PDT)
 ```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 crowd.. Here is a link: http://web.jzap.com/k7rat/2005_Stew.htm 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 Band Changes: 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. --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Get on board. You're invited to try the new Yahoo! Mail. _______________________________________________ CQ-Contest mailing list CQ-Contest@contesting.com http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/cq-contest ```
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