With the many puny weak signals this weekend, I would have felt very
comfortable exchanging grid squares, just like in a VHF contest.
As is often the case on 6 meters, a 1000 mile qso is often no big deal but a
500 mile one is. Lots of TX heard and worked here in Ohio this weekend, but
not much from KY or NC or WI. Giving points based on distance is not
necessarily a good idea on 10 (or 6) meters.
I don't know if it is being given any consideration by the people in charge,
but in a recent RTTY contest survey the question was being asked if RTTY/D
igital should be added as an additional mode in the ARRL 10 meter contest.
73 - Jim K8MR
In a message dated 12/9/2007 5:36:28 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
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 <email@example.com>:
> 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
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