Hello John and all colleagues, good evening!
Many thanks for all replies until now.
I agree with you. Depending on the equipments, tower, antennas, operarors
skills etc, independent where you are, results can be better or not. Always we
can speak about advantages or disavantages. But the main question remains:
Why caribean islands belongs to South America and not to Central America or
Ocean Islands category or another division?
Same happens with other locations in Europe, Asia, Africa.
The amateur world map should better splitted in continents and islands to allow
better chances to compete. It's a big race and some Entities will be the pole
position only because their local.
I known this issue is old, discussed since a long time at Contest Board but
until now there is no change. In other areas we can see a lot of changes, new
rules etc......that sounds excelent.
I Would like to see this issue under discussion, or in questions being part of
a Survey for the Contest Comunity like others we are receiving and answering
Thanks again and hope to listen more from the big guns.
CHEERS AND 73's
> Fernando Cordoba | PY2LED | PX2B
> Sao Caetano do Sul | SP | Brasil
> Em 5 de nov de 2015, às 10:11, "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com> escreveu:
> I have operated from Aruba many times and I recall only once being the
> only active station in a major contest. There are advantages and
> disadvantages to any location. For most of us it will always seem like
> there are better places to operate from however we do the best that we can
> with what we have available.
> John KK9A - P40A
> To: CQ-Contest@Contesting.COM
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Why some Caribean Islands compete as South America
> at CQWW and other contests
> From: Fernando PY2LED <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2015 21:21:13 -0200
> Hello Dear Contesters, good day!
> I was analyzing results from CQWW, CQWPX and in some categories we can see
> nice records made by stations located in the Caribean Islands. Some of this
> islands counts like South America.
> It is extremelly difficult or impossible to beat their scores from South of
> Brazil, Argentina, Uruguai, Paraguai and other south countries due to the big
> distances to the main countries lime USA and some European countries. Also
> during the main contests, we have only one station (one multiplier) in
> some of
> this islands like Bonaire, Aruba etc and everybody will try the qso.
> I would like to understand if's there an explanation or criteria why they are
> located in South America for this contests. When we go to some Geography
> some autors gives reason why they don't include such islands at South America
> and they do like Caribean islands.
> Maybe this example applies to other parts of the world. Why not to create an
> Islands Category or Central America or so?
> Would like to share and listen opinions about this issue.
> Many thanks and best 73's
>> Fernando Cordoba | PY2LED | PX2B
>> Sao Caetano do Sul | SP | Brasil
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