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

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] re-newing the 10 meter contest
From: "Paul J. Piercey" <p.piercey@nl.rogers.com>
Reply-to: vo1he@rac.ca
Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2007 21:16:56 -0000
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QSO distance seems like a good element to determine point value. I like the
grid square as "part" of the exchange but it is a mostly static value,
similar to zones or sections. I feel there should always be some variable
element that requires a non-automatic response in any contest exchange.
Perhaps the callsign of the last guy you worked. And dispense with the RS(T)
as it is meaningless.

As an example, if I worked N2BJ before I worked you, my exchange to you
would be "N7DF GN37 N2BJ".

Just a thought.

73 -- Paul VO1HE  

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cq-contest-bounces@contesting.com 
> [mailto:cq-contest-bounces@contesting.com] On Behalf Of N7DF
> Sent: December 9, 2007 17:07
> To: cq-contest@contesting.com
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] re-newing the 10 meter contest
> 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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