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## Re: [CQ-Contest] Distance-Based Ranking

 To: "k9yc@arrl.net" Re: [CQ-Contest] Distance-Based Ranking Matt Murphy Wed, 11 Nov 2015 14:16:18 -0600 mailto:cq-contest@contesting.com>
 ```I propose something like the following approach to calculating QSO points: 1) One point for every grid square traversed by the signal (the shortest path between the two stations). 2) Add a point for each of the above grids that are at least 80% covered by land. 3) Square the result. On Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 12:51 AM, Jim Brown wrote: > On Tue,11/10/2015 3:15 PM, Ward Silver wrote: > >> Distance-based scoring really won't work for bands on which there is a >> skip zone. >> > > Horse-pucky! Scoring rules determine who wants to work whom. For stations > in Zones 3, 11, 12, 13, 29, 30 to have fun in a DX contest, there must be a > real desire for other stations to work them. Those zones are remote from > population centers, and for the most part, there's only 2-3 countries in a > zone. VK is a continent larger than EU, yet only one country multiplier and > two zone mults. EU is much smaller than South America, but EU has 5X the > country multipliers. > > Distances DO matter on bands with skip zones. I cited examples in an > earlier post. Stations and power being equal, I can work a LOT more mults > on more bands in IARU, CQ, and ARRL DX contests from W1 than I can from W6. > > We need FAR more than "ranking" by zone or geographical area. We need a > system where an operator in all but the most remote parts of the world is > at least in the same contest with those in the Atlantic basin, and where > his final score is determined by comparison with his geographic peers. It > IS possible to design scoring rules that achieve this. It's like the US > Congress -- we simply need the WILL to do it. > > 73, Jim K9YC > > _______________________________________________ > CQ-Contest mailing list > CQ-Contest@contesting.com > http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/cq-contest > _______________________________________________ CQ-Contest mailing list CQ-Contest@contesting.com http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/cq-contest ```
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