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Re: [CQ-Contest] 2pt rule

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] 2pt rule
From: Bob Kupps <n6bk@yahoo.com>
Reply-to: Bob Kupps <n6bk@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2013 04:07:11 -0800 (PST)
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Well if you are referring to the WAE or the AA, those contests are one region 
vs the rest of the world, and the 2 groups are ranked separately, as would be 
expected since they compete under different rules.

On Thursday, November 28, 2013 12:04 PM, Radio K0HB <kzerohb@gmail.com> wrote:
DARC puts on a party which favors DL/EU, JARL puts on a party which favors 
JA/AS, SRR puts on a party which favors UA, and it follows that ARRL or CQ will 
put on a party which favors W/NA.  Funny how that works!

73, de Hans, K0HB

On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 8:10 PM, Charles Harpole <hs0zcw@gmail.com> wrote:

It is very telling that, until an American ham like me and lately Bob 
>(N6BK+HS), move to South East Asia that we realize just how much ARRL and 
>many CQ contests are skewed to serve the good ole USA/NA hams.  Being in 
>SEA has shown me that many of these skewed contests are really more like 
>WAE or other localized contests, these favor USA/NA. 
>In earlier msg here, I pointed this out in detail, but interestingly not 
>one of five responders got the skewing but instead invited me to move back 
>to USA.  I tried to explain why hams outside USA are not wildly 
>enthusiastic about getting on to help USA hams have a higher score.  But, 
>these are not "our" contests out here in the rest of the world.  When the 
>295,000 licensed hams in Thailand upgrade to HF privileges, we will be the 
>"second JAs"  and the world may tilt a little more fairly.  Big smile and 
>no kidding. 
>73, Charly HS0ZCW 
>On Thu, Nov 28, 2013 at 5:35 AM, Bob Kupps <n6bk@yahoo.com> wrote: 
>> >>>>Bob:  I think the history of this is that it was done to encourage 
>> expeditions for the contests to North American island countries in the 
>> Caribbean.  It did that and their being there made those 
>> multipliers available to everyone.  It would be hard to change the rule 
>> now that so many people have so heavily invested in stations in the 
>> North American 
>> Caribbean.  Welcome back to contesting.  Maybe we worked this weekend 
>> from PJ4A (a Caribbean  multiplier in  South America).  If not, hope to 
>> work you again soon while we have good conditions to your part of the 
>> world.  Keep up the good work.  73, John, K4BAI. 
>> Well John I just can't believe that all those Caribbean stations would 
>> take down their towers and go home should they be required to play by the 
>> same rules as everyone else. If I were competing in NA I certainly wouldn't 
>> care to look at my score in the rankings knowing it was handicapped.  73 bob 
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