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Re: [CQ-Contest] Zero Pointers

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Zero Pointers
From: sawyered@earthlink.net
Reply-to: sawyered@earthlink.net
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 16:44:14 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
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Guys.  I can totally appreciate the frustration of SIGNIFICANT zero point Qs 
for many running stations in the US that are outsdie the Northeast.  However, 
why is the dialog towards radically changing the contest.  I for one like CQ WW 
the way it is.  I also like WPX the way it is and IARU the way it is.  And 
quite frankly think the Yuri's "perfect contest" concept has merit too.  But 
they are different contests.  Just ask SS guys about changing the rules of only 
working a station once and changing it to once a band.  The answer you will get 
is "then it becomes the NA QSO party".  Well, its the same answer here.  If you 
like the IARU format or WPX format great, but lets not try and water down 
specific contests and lose their character.

The simple and non-character changing solution to this REAL problem is this 
"eliminate your own country as a valid mult for all participants and that 
within country contacts do no count period".  That would eliminate the way too 
many people pouncing on a dozen or so BEACON stations and not change the 
character of the contest for the rest of the world.

If we are actually lobbying to change CQ WW scoring format, rather than 
eliminating zero pointers, then lets call a spade a spade, shall we....and to 
this I must strenously oppose.

I like CQ WW.  I don't like SS.  That's why there is a lot of flavors of ice 
cream too...

Ed  N1UR
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