I completely agree, this is a good element.
We are using Grid locators in Makrothen Contest in RTTY.
Very interesting, realistic and fun as well. You have to listen to what you
599 or 59 are obsolete, for a long time.
After the Contest, you can calculate lots of things such as: longest
distance QSO's on each band, average length etc.
This is a good idea, I go for it. And not only in ARRL Ten meters.
73's Andrei NP3D/W2 (FN30 FN30)
2007/12/9, Paul J. Piercey <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> QSO distance seems like a good element to determine point value. I like
> 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
> 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: email@example.com
> > [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of N7DF
> > Sent: December 9, 2007 17:07
> > To: email@example.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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