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 To: cq-contest@contesting.com [CQ-Contest] Distance + Path DX contest scoring method (Excel proof of concept) Pat Rundall Fri, 1 Jul 2011 14:44:50 -0500 mailto:cq-contest@contesting.com>
 ```After reading many posts on this, I decided to create a scoring system that would incorporate both distance and polar path. To do this, I simply used Excel with the data from the CTY.DAT file to get lat/lon and then calculate distance from a known point and the polar path. Users can test it with their own QTH and tweak the effect of distance and polar path as they wish. The default scoring method gives a score of: QSO points = 1 + distance points + polar path points where distance points = point to point distance in km / 5000 and polar path points = 3 * (max latitude of the path/90) (for QSOs where the longitude differs by more than 90 degrees) A bit complex? Perhaps. http://www.n0hr.com/n0hr_dxtest_scoring.xls If you have MS Excel, please take a look at this and see if you think this would make sense. Before you complain about it, note my comments at the top of the sheet. 73 Pat N0HR http://www.n0hr.com _______________________________________________ CQ-Contest mailing list CQ-Contest@contesting.com http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/cq-contest ```
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