Distance-based scoring is no fairer than the present system. It does
not take into account difference in N-S locations. For example, OH and
SM may be the same distance as Italy from a given spot in W/VE, but
proagation isn't even close. So what's next, an aurora zone multiplier?
On 6/23/2011 6:13 AM, James Cain wrote:
> I think trying distance-based scoring in the ARRL DX Contest might be really
> fun, presuming that it would be used to assign points to each contact
> according to Great Circle distance and retaining the DXCC "Countries" List as
> multipliers. Please read carefully -- I said "trying." It would definitely
> give me more reason to participate again next year and probably to spend more
> time in the contest.
> I've been doing DX contests for 48 years, from Connecticut, Indiana,
> Wisconsin, New Jersey, Mississippi, and from several Caribbean spots.
> I vote YES. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
> Jim Cain
> At The K1TN Superstation
> 7 miles east of Mountain, Wisconsin
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