On Sun, Jul 08, 2007 at 04:22:46PM -0400, Rick Dougherty NQ4I wrote:
> with 2 letters in a call sign too...so it takes another round of
> transmissions to get their call correctly...I sure don't want my UBN rate
> affected by the non-contestors who call and we bust their call!
And right now - all of those broken USA calls do not affect your
score but if you get one point for each one they will lower your score.
> long ways toward leveling the playing field with my NE M-M's....a great
I do not think I would like to see this change to the CQ WW point
structure. I operate contests from a much more Europe disadvantaged
and I do not see how getting 1 point per QSO with the USA would
change my position in the top ten. I operated MM from Texas for
around 10 in the CQ WW contest and I do not see how this change would
make it possible to win this contest. In 1986 through a lot of
hard work and a fair amount of luck the N5AU station in Texas
won the CQ WW MM SSB contest.
> example of this is how much more fairer the cqwpx contest has become since
> they give one points for same country...
The CQ WPX contest can be won (or do well score wise) from more places
that the CQ WW for several reasons - and this has been true before
the 1 point for your own country rule.
- Mults count once period - not per band.
- Mults are all over the place and generally the more
contacts you make the more mults you make.
- For single ops - only 36 hours - it was even more "fair" with
the 30 hour time limit. It is much easier to fine 30 decent hours
than 48 - the further from Europe you live.
- And - yes there is a bit less competition generally.
> that this is still a dx contest...until I can work as many as the other
> M-M's, we will still be playing catch up....but if I had 6.25 more hours to
> find and work other stations my score would also reflect that...go figure?
The thing that would level the play field the most would be make the
mult zones only - if that is what you want to do - the IARU is a great
example of this - when it was a zones only contest you could win from
many different places that were not close to Europe. Now that the
mults are Zones + Countries in the IARU the scores (mults) are lower
the further you are from mult rich Europe.
One other comment. One of the things that I like about the various contests
is that they are different. If they all had the same rules and point
structure overall they would be less interesting.
George Fremin III - K5TR
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