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[CQ-Contest] re-newing the 10 meter contest

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Subject: [CQ-Contest] re-newing the 10 meter contest
From: N7DF <n7df@yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2007 09:07:16 -0800 (PST)
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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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