Sorry to disagree with you, but having rules that allow valid QSO's worth zero
points is just plain
silly. If it is a valid QSO it should also have some point value. The fact
that the QSO may also be
a multiplier is incidental.
Disallowing same-country QSO's is just one way to address the issue. This
would be in line with the
purists who want to keep CQWW truly a "DX" contest. It would also stop wasting
everyone's time with
zero-value QSO's. Yes, those who do not know better would still call, but they
do that in the ARRL
DX, too. (They're "just trying to help" :)) Unfortunately, that aspect is just
a fact of life.
Allowing one point for same-country QSO's is another way to solve this. It
hasn't turned CQWPX or
IARU into domestic contests and it wouldn't the CQWW. The way it currently
sits, when North
America-Europe propagation dies, CQWW basically becomes an European QSO party.
(Why should they have
all the fun?) Particularly during this part of the cycle it would certainly
give CQWW a boost in
activity in North America.
See you in SS.
73, Ted W4NZ
From: Kelly Taylor [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, October 30, 2006 5:23 PM
To: Ted Bryant; email@example.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] zero pointers - was: Rick's Cafe...NQ4I's
Disallowing same-country Qs will only have the effect of telling we who
already know better. Allowing one point per same-country Q creates another
ho-hum domestic contest.
The average zeropointer in Rick's log, I'm sure, is someone who's "Just
trying to help."
I still think the net result of trying to "fix" this problem will be worse
than the problem.
Zero-point Qs happen.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ted Bryant" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, October 30, 2006 4:18 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] zero pointers - was: Rick's Cafe...NQ4I's "Play
> And why is this familiar...because the problem still exists. In this part
of the cycle and the lack
> of propagation, it is even more evident. As I recall, NQ4I wasn't the
only station affected by
> this. I believe last year K5NA also said that they had a significant
number of "zero-pointers".
> The CQWW Contest Committee needs to either disallow same-country QSO's or
reward points for them.
> There have been several viable solutions proposed. Why is this so
> Ted W4NZ
> -----Original Message-----
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> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Rick's Cafe...NQ4I's "Play it again"
> does any of this sound, umm, familiar?
> >From the bar at Rick's Cafe...
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