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## Re: [CQ-Contest] Distance + Path DX contest scoring method (Excel proof

 To: , Re: [CQ-Contest] Distance + Path DX contest scoring method (Excel proof of concept) Guy Molinari Sat, 2 Jul 2011 02:04:35 +0000 mailto:cq-contest@contesting.com>
 ```Nice work Pat. I spun it up with my lat/long. It "feels" right to me as I scroll through the entities and guage the relative level of difficulty. Seems pretty simple to me. The only change I would make is to create different factors for the low bands similar to WPX. 73, Guy, N7ZG > Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2011 14:44:50 -0500 > From: pat@n0hr.com > To: cq-contest@contesting.com > Subject: [CQ-Contest] Distance + Path DX contest scoring method (Excel proof > of concept) > > 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 _______________________________________________ CQ-Contest mailing list CQ-Contest@contesting.com http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/cq-contest ```
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