Personally, I don't think that would be a definitive analysis. I'm
pretty sure that contest strategies would change dramatically if the
scoring system changed to a grid based system without country multipliers.
On 6/25/2011 6:48 AM, Ron Notarius W3WN wrote:
> Suggestion: Will distance-based scoring make a difference and alter the
> landscape? There's one way to find out. It shouldn't be too hard to match
> up calls worked with their Maidenhead grid squares (if not exactly then
> close enough). Why not ask some of the top operators to "donate" their
> logs, then have a computer program run through and re-calculate their scores
> using the grids as multipliers, and see what you come up with?
> It's one thing to guess that it will make a difference. This way, you can
> actually show what the results would have been, all else being equal, if you
> had scored that way.
> 73, ron w3wn
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