I understand what you are trying to do and salute you for that.
However, I don't think it's as easy as it might at first seem. Some things
have already been mentioned, like location, near field, far field and etc.
You can also throw into the mix things like how well the antenna systems
were made and maintained. And etc.
But one thing I might suggest, is to see how the power level is determined.
The power meters on most 100w rigs are not very close at QRP levels so a
good, external meter is needed.
And I think that it would also be very interesting to have the same checks
in place for all categories. For someone to run more power than they claim
does not have to be limited to just QRP and LP. :-)
Seem like a lot of extra work for no real gain. Without someone being on
site to witness the "cheating", what can you do?
On the other hand, it would give some interesting data just to see what
others are using. It's always interesting to see what the stations that out
score you had to work with. In my case, back when I had a good antenna, it
was always a better operator! :-(
OK, back in my hole,
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