I was looking at QST magazines from the late 1940's and a station could be
listed on say all band and then 20 and 10 (no 15 back then). Confusing at
first until you got to understand.
I feel that the operator needs to select his category. This is only fair
and it is sort of like the 400 meter runner who might have a time to win the
100 or 200 meter races. CQ does list out the band scores for the top 10
which you can use to compare a single band score to a Top SO AB or Multi.
The contest sponsor should not try to plug the score in anywhere but in the
category/band the contestant puts in his summary.
Doing as you suggest would confuse matters. I also have never understood
how a 160 entry can be a tri-bander, single wire entry. Should not this be
for a SO AB entry?
73 Dave K4JRB
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Subject: [CQ-Contest] DOES COMMON SCORING ENCOURAGE MEDIOCRITY ?
> What are the common thoughts on contests scoring both the ALL BAND and
> SINGLE BAND scores of an individual operator ??
> For example the contest scores the entry category of Single Operator All
> band and also puts the individual band scores into the best for each band-
> Say a good SOAB - has a 80M single band score of 350,000 and and ALL Band
> score of 3,500,000 - both scores are listed in the results..would this
> confuse matters ?
> Would it mean the single band Tribander Single element 160M entrants are
> actually competing against someone else ??
> Trent VK4TI
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