The distance from San Diego to Seattle is about 1000 miles. Both are in
zone 3. Central Texas (Zone 4) is about the same distance. Using your
suggestion, I would get zero points for the Seattle QSO, but 1 point for
the TX QSO. That doesn't seem equitable either.
I am on of those who favor 1 point for same country QSOs. Most of us
will still prefer to work DX (more points, multipliers), but at least
will get something for the in-country QSOs.
Yes, this would change the records, certainly. However, this would not
be the first activity where rules changes affected the records.
Richard DiDonna NN3W wrote:
> Part of the remedy might be to award one QSO point to stations where a QSO
> is made with a station in the same country, but in a different zone. There
> will be certainly examples where QSOs from one zone to another are no more
> than the distance given in the ON-PA example, but these are more exceptional
> than the number of zone 3 to 5 QSOs or zone 3 to zone 2 QSOs or zone 18 to
> zone 19 QSOs.
> 73 Rich NN3W
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