[CQ-Contest] WPX

T. A. Russell n4kg at juno.com
Fri May 30 23:24:24 EDT 1997

This explanation is exactly the problem with the WPX contest.
When instituted, there were probably less than 40 available prefixes
in the USA (K,W,WA,WB  x 10 call areas).

Now there are 930  (93 one and two letter combinations times 10 call
AA-AL  (12)
K, N, W  (3)
KA-KZ  (26)
NA-NZ  (26)
WA-WZ (26)

The playing field has changed drastically but the 
rules are still the same.

de Tom N4KG

On Thu, 29 May 1997 14:08:33 -0600 Alan Brubaker <alan at es.com> writes:
>I think that some of us have forgotten that when the WPX was first
>conceived, it was one of the first contests set up for SSB only
>competition with a new twist - prefixes for multipliers instead of
>countries or other kinds of multipliers to chase. Also, at that time,
>there were probably less than 50 different prefixes in the continental
>U.S. (W,K 1-0, and some WA, etc.). In order to make the contest
>a non-domestic contest (a DX contest if you will), intra country QSOs
>were 0 points although the prefix would count unless you had already
>logged it. It would be interesting to dig out the original rules and 
>what changes have occurred since then, but it is certain that there 
>many more prefixes available world-wide now than anyone might have
>Alan, KO7X
>alan at es.com
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