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Re: [CQ-Contest] Topband: Improving the CQ 160 test and ARRL comment

To: "'Craig Clark'" <jcclark@wildblue.net>, <cq-contest@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Topband: Improving the CQ 160 test and ARRL comment
From: "Tod -ID" <tod@k0to.us>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2009 23:06:22 -0700
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> Anyone remember the bru-ha-ha when ARRL changed the DX test 
> to match the CQ format and the ire that generated....and that 
> was before internet reflectors! Subtle tweaks are OK. Major 
> changes, well, not so good.

I remember that event quite well -- I was the ARRL Board Liaison to the
Contest Advisory Committee and reported to the Board the 'feelings' of the
Committee and significant number of US amateurs. There was a 'spirited'
discussion at the Board level which resulted in a return to the format that
is in use today. 

A brief summary of that discussion would be that "the CQWW DX Contest format
belongs to them and is designed to be a contest with all part of the World
having equal multiplier emphasis. The ARRL DX Contest format is designed to
have US and Canadian Section multiplier emphasis."

73, Tod, K0TO

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