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Re: Topband: ARRL LOTW and More

Subject: Re: Topband: ARRL LOTW and More
From: Jim Brown <>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2012 15:26:20 -0800
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On 12/18/2012 3:11 PM, Joe Subich, W4TV wrote:

ARRL 160 meter contest is based on *Sections*.

Only in part -- it's also based on DX entities as multipliers, and US/VE stations get 2.5X the point credit for a QSO with a DX station.

 It makes no earthly sense to change the rules
for one or two sections after thirty plus years of the contest.

If the Rules are poorly conceived (and they are), it certainly does make sense to change them. But the needed changes go far beyond equalizing KP2 and VP2V -- the Rules give Zone 5 a 10:1 scoring advantage over Zone 3 (and about half that over the Midwest and Great Plains), and make the contest so boring for Zone 3 that most of us avoid it.

73, Jim K9YC
It is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatsoever 
for supposing it is true. - Bertrand Russell

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