I believe that what you propose is the same as multiplier structure for
the CQWW RTTY contest...
> I've lived in Germany for two years and contested extensively from there.
> It is a completely different ball game.
> Take a map of the United States and superimpose it over Western and central
> Europe. While you might be able to position it in different directions to
> get slightly different results, you could probably find over 50 DX entities
> within an area that fit within the confines of the United States boundaries.
> Let's flip the argument. To level the playing field, let's just classify
> all Western and Central European DX entities as the "United States of
> and not allow them to count as individual DX entities or as points for each
> other. I think there would be a huge cry from everybody there, and gigantic
> score reductions.
> Contesting from Europe is a such a hoot! I used a short, low temporary wire
> antenna on 80M and 160M and could easily work 40 to 50 multipliers without
> even trying. There is always a plethora of 1 pointers and DX multipliers on
> almost every band any time of the day.
> We have fifty states within the United States, all of which are somewhat
> self-governing democratic republics under a centralized federal government.
> I wish CQWW and other major contests could be the same here as they are in
> Europe. If every state was a multiplier, we would have rough parity with
> Europe and, at least from my perspective of having lived in both Europe and
> United States, the contest would be better from both sides of the pond.
> Paul, K5AF
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