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
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