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Re: [CQ-Contest] WPX & activity (Was: intended consequences)

To: "Richard DiDonna NN3W" <richnn3w@verizon.net>, "KL7RA" <kl7ra@ptialaska.net>, cq-contest@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] WPX & activity (Was: intended consequences)
From: steve.root@culligan4water.com
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2011 13:51:00 +0000
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Very true. In addition, this year we had several lines of severe thunderstorms 
roll through over the course of the weekend. I would have had significant down 
time waiting for the lightnng to go away. Add in the high absorbtion idicies 
and it was another weekend to get some fishing in. To bad WPX CW isn't in early 

73 Steve K0SR

-----Original Message-----
From: Richard DiDonna NN3W [mailto:richnn3w@verizon.net]
Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 08:45 PM
To: 'KL7RA', cq-contest@contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] WPX & activity (Was: intended consequences)

Rich, I think part of the problem with WPX is not the operating rules but the 
weekend on which it is held. Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of 
summer, and a lot of people skip town that weekend. I have never, ever been 
able to compete seriously in WPX because to do so would eventually involve two 
attorneys and a division of assets.Move it one week back or a couple weeks 
forward or switch it with WPX SSB and I guarantee you'd have more people 
getting on....73 Rich NN3W----- Original Message ----- From: "KL7RA" To: Sent: 
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 6:37 PMSubject: [CQ-Contest] WPX & activity (Was: 
intended consequences)> >Why is the WPX-RTTY 30 hours?>> The 30 hour format 
seems to allow more ops outside the normal "win"> zone to make the top ten if 
running Europe allows a better score.>> In 2011 the top ten claimed for the WPX 
CW shows only one station> outside of the MA,NH,CT,NY, PA win zone and that was 
N2IC who> has an excellent location in NM. If the contest was 30
  hours or Steve> was operating in the "win" zone with his skills I would 
expect his score> would have been higher.>> The top ten in the 2011 WPX RTTY 
with 30 hours has more outside> the zone like TN, OH, AZ, VA.>> It is what it 
is and I doubt there is any rule to fix the win zone > advantage> in a fair way 
but limiting op time to equalize propagation between east> and west seems to 
help level the field a little.>> Half that enter the WPX surveyed want to leave 
it as is which is good> enough for me, but to hear someone in Connecticut say, 
"increasing the> original WPX from 30 to 36 hours was a good thing", I have to 
ask,> "a good thing for you, sir, or those if us in the west?">> 73 Rich KL7RA 
(Northwest, even worse)>>>>>>> _______________________________________________> 
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