----- Original Message -----
From: "Stan Stockton" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 6:23 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] My 2 Cents
> I have looked at all the posts including ones that divert attention to
> SS. Looking at 3830 for the last CW SS there were 36 out of the top 40
> stations reporting 24 hours of operation, another two who reported 23.5
> hours and the other two 20 and 22. The published Top Ten included
> stations from the following states - MT, IA, AK, FL, NJ, CA, TX, SD,
> AR - literally coast to coast - east to west, north to south. VY2ZM won
> the phone contest. Perhaps more of the East Coast stations should see
> what happens if they work the SS full time.
The past two years have been anomalous with respect to SS from what I
I decided to plot it out.
Since 2001, there have been 100 Top 10 spots in SS Phone in the SOAB
category. Outside of Florida which is a propagation entity unto its own, a
station from call areas 1, 2, 3, and 4 has placed in the Top 10 only TWICE.
That would be me in 2009 and again in 2010. Nobody in W1-W4 has made it
By contrast, stations in W5, W6, W7, and W0 have made it into the box every
single year. W9 made it three times. W8 made it only once - N8II in 2009
(the same year I made it to the #10 spot).
So, tell me again that there is no bias here? But do you see me asking that
the rules be changed???
73 Rich NN3W
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