In a message dated 10/23/2006 11:36:36 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
On Mon, 23 Oct 2006, Scott Robbins wrote:
Distance-based is a great concept, but the true equalizer is the adoption of
the CW Sprint QSY rule to a distance-based DX contest. Then no one gets to
park themselves on a frequency for hours at a time and it's ALL about
finding and making contacts. Talk about giving the little pistols a chance
beat the big dogs - that would be it...
I suspect that a good part of those making qsos in a DX contest (especially
on the high bands, and on phone) are just looking to see what DX they can
work. They don't care about running, making a big score, etc. They are very
willing to sit around in a pileup to get a DX qso. For them, it would be far
more frustrating finding something good, listen long enough to figure out who
it is, and then have them disappear after one qso.
73 - Jim K8MR
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