WAE scoring

00pmbarkey at bsuvc.bsu.edu 00pmbarkey at bsuvc.bsu.edu
Fri Aug 12 14:56:25 EDT 1994

I have to agree with K3EST about WAE contest scoring rules.

I operated full bore from W9RE in 1986 in the WAE, and my score 
was *doubled* by the winning W1 score.  Hey, I didn't enter the
contest expecting to win, but perhaps the 40 and 80
meter multiplier rules could be toned down a little bit?

By the way, the CQ 160 contest DX point scoring is also excessively
generous, as far as I am concerned.  The 5-to-1 ratio of DX points
to W points (from the US perspective) makes it mighty hard to
overcome the EU runs that the east coast guys get.

   -- Pat
      00pmbarkey at bsuvc.bsu.edu

>From tree at cmicro.com (Larry Tyree)  Fri Aug 12 19:14:34 1994
From: tree at cmicro.com (Larry Tyree) (Larry Tyree)
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 94 11:14:34 PDT
Subject: NAQP SSB
Message-ID: <9408121814.AA12441 at cmicro.com>

*** Read on...  N6TR admits to running 10 times the legal limit!!

KA9FOX writes:

>   > Who do I E-Mail my logs to?                   
> Tree:  the logs go to GOLOMB at LAKEHURST.NAVY.MIL

Thought others might like the info.

> Thanks for your efforts... see you in SSB?

Well, maybe, but the CW weekend is much more fun for the 2 hour casual efforts
that I can muster than the SSB weekend.  Here is why..  on CW, I can spend
a total of two hours, making about 200 QSOs.  I can do this with four 30 minute
operating stints.  This is unofficially known as the "Short burst of furious
activity" category invented by Ken, N6RO during the old CD parties.

However, on SSB, the whole experience is different.  There are many fewer
stations calling CQ and it takes about 2 minutes to find them all.  After
that, if you are successful in finding a clear spot to CQ, you find yourself
working mostly people who aren't in the contest.  This is much more like
Sunday during the SS than the high rates obtained during the NAQP CW weekend.

I don't mean to be critical of the SSB NAQP, or SSB contests in general, but
I thought illustrating the difference between the two contests from the
perspective of the casual operator might be enlightening to some.  

Also, running low power on SSB on the low bands during the summer is a real
drag.  I will admit to sometimes turning on my amplifier so the east coast
guys could here me (this has only be done in my small efforts with logs that
were never sent in).

Boy, I feel better now.  May as well clear the air on a couple of other 

   - Sometimes, I drive over the posted speed limit.
   - I have operated from W7NI (but I didn't inhale).

Tree N6TR
tree at cmicro.com


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