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Re: [CQ-Contest] Skimmer Bashing - Now Distance Based Scoring

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Skimmer Bashing - Now Distance Based Scoring
From: "Edward Sawyer" <SawyerEd@earthlink.net>
Reply-to: sawyered@earthlink.net
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2012 13:43:16 -0500
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Bill, KO7AA, In Arizona writes:

"Those ops in W1-2-3-4 that don't want distance based scoring?can't possibly
know how boring a DX contest can be 

out west. Just look at how few W6/W7 logs with over 25 hours of activity
have been reported on 3830. Not

everyone can live on a mountain top or have 2+ towers and stacks just to
play the game to win. Again, if it

attracts more contestants, and generates more QSO's, it must be good for?ALL
of us."


Distance based scoring, in my opinion, is not going to change propagation
and have EU runs magically occurring in Arizona if they are not there now.
So how the scoring method changes the boredom is not clear to me.


Attracting more contestants in W6/W7 in the CQ WW or ARRL DX contests
doesn't necessarily do anything good for the W1/2/3/4 contester.


How can we make the ARRL SS more fun for the W1/2/3 contester?  Its terribly
boring to have such slow rates in New England knowing you have no chance of
even making the top 10 in SS even with 2 towers and stacks.


I believe the answer is enjoy and improve what you can and not fret about
what you can't.  I can't win NAQP or SS but I am not trying to change the
experience for those that can.




Ed  N1UR (a W1 DX contester)


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