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

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Distanced-Based Contest Concept
From: "Yuri VE3DZ" <ve3dz@rigexpert.net>
Reply-to: Yuri VE3DZ <ve3dz@rigexpert.net>
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 13:44:23 -0400
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Gerry, I agree with you 100%.
With one exception - WRTC.

I hear these talks since I started contesting in 1974. If it would be that
easy to create "a geographically fair contest"  then it would've been
created long time ago.

73 Yuri  VE3DZ

> The reality check problem is that it doesn't eliminate the issue of some
> geographical locations being more advantageous than others.  There are
> contesters in Europe and Eastern North America than anywhere else.  Being
> far away, yet with long periods of reliable propagation, to these regions
> will be the winning combination.  ZD8Z will probably be unbeatable in a
> contest like that, although LT1F would be a force to be reckoned with as
> well.  Either way, in a HF contest where points are related to distance,
> South Atlantic replaces Zones 9 and 33 as the hotspot.
> There ain't no such thing as a geographically fair contest.
> 73
> Gerry G0RTN

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