I TOTALLY AGREE ALSO
De: CQ-Contest [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Em nome de 4O3A
Enviada em: quinta-feira, 10 de abril de 2014 10:03
Assunto: Re: [CQ-Contest] The two/four-point rule in WPX
It is one of our crucial issues - scoring.
Kim is absolutely right, and from my point of view, all what he is saying is so
obvious, clear and aright, that I do not understand some polemics. We all would
like to equalize areas, not to favor anyone.
Also Jim's thinking is even simpler and nicer - to give 3 points for every QSO
out of country. More competition, more competitive stations - more fun. My full
On 4/10/2014 2:02 PM, Kim Östman wrote:
> Hi John,
> Removing the exception simply brings the NA Caribbean stations to
> everybody else's level and rules.
> If such playing under equal rules is seen as "unfair," then the
> problem lies with the basic scoring system, and you can't fix that
> with this kind of exception for just a privileged few.
> Again, there are two very distinct and separate things at play here:
> 1) The basic continental-divide scoring system
> 2) The 2/4-point NA exception to it
> Most agree that the first one is fundamentally flawed. But it is so
> entrenched that I'm afraid we will not see it changed before our hobby
> dies out.
> Thus I'm focusing only on the second one. We can't put band-aid on the
> big problem by maintaining a parochial exception that makes it even
> more "unfair" for everybody else. Numerous examples can be shown of
> how this has distorted contest results (beyond the basic system) and
> reversed final placements.
> In an event that purports to be a competition and to be worldwide, I
> this piece of basic logic should be patently obvious. I'm happy to say
> that private communications around this thread are acknowledging this
> fact, even from among the beneficiaries.
> I'm still hoping to hear official answers to the two questions posed
> Kim OH6KZP
> -----Original Message-----
> There is no way to make contesting fair. Changing north american
> contacts back one point would make it more unfair for stations in the
> Caribbean to compete with stations in South America.
> John KK9A
> To: 'Kim Östman' <kim.ostman at tut.fi>, <cq-contest at
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] The two/four-point rule in WPX
> From: "Randy Thompson K5ZD" <k5zd at charter.net>
> Reply-to: k5zd at charter.net
> Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2014 11:45:20 -0000
> >From the CQ WW Handbook, January 1999, by Bob Cox, K3EST
> Brief History of the CQ WW Contest
> "...  was when the North American two point rule came into
> existence. With such a rule, it was hoped that more activity would
> occur in the Caribbean and Central America countries. All these
> changes were brought into the rules by Frank, W1WY."
> This rule has definitely accomplished its purpose by motivating a lot
> of contest expeditions to the Caribbean. I don't see this rule
> changing any time soon.
> Randy, K5ZD
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