> 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."
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