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[CQ-Contest] Why some Caribean Islands compete as South America at CQWW

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Subject: [CQ-Contest] Why some Caribean Islands compete as South America at CQWW and other contests
From: Fernando PY2LED <py2led@fuertesind.com.br>
Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2015 21:21:13 -0200
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Hello Dear Contesters, good day!

I was analyzing results from CQWW, CQWPX and in some categories we can see some 
nice records made by stations located in the Caribean Islands. Some of this 
islands counts like South America.

It is extremelly difficult or impossible to beat their scores from South of 
Brazil, Argentina, Uruguai, Paraguai and other south countries due to the big 
distances to the main countries lime USA and some European countries. Also 
during the main contests, we have only one station (one multiplier) in some of 
this islands like Bonaire, Aruba etc and everybody will try the qso. 

I would like to understand if's there an explanation or criteria why they are 
located in South America for this contests. When we go to some Geography books, 
some autors gives reason why they don't include such islands at South America 
and they do like Caribean islands. 

Maybe this example applies to other parts of the world.  Why not to create an 
Islands Category or Central America or so?

Would like to share and listen opinions about this issue.

Many thanks and best 73's

> Fernando Cordoba | PY2LED | PX2B
> Sao Caetano do Sul | SP | Brasil
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