I don't think anyone will argue that the 10 meter contest will reach its
ultimate goal either this year or next as the sunspot cycles reach their
lowest points since the contest was begun.
Maybe now is the time to restart the contest as a true reflection of up to
date technology. One way to do this is to change the scoring to more
realistically make the goals of the contest meaningful.
This could best be done by copying the scoring system of the Stew Perry Top
Band Challenge and base scores on distance communicated rather than
geographical location. This would adjust for the concentrated amateur radio
populations in some areas and encourage operation from more remote areas.
In the past the scoring would not have been possible due to the complications
of determining distances but the software developed for the SP takes all the
work out of the scoring.
With the Grid Square as the exchange it becomes much more meaningful as well
as giving the data for score calculations.
Lets hear from the forum members and see what the majority thinks about this..
73 From Number 7 Desert Fox
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