[CQ-Contest] An August Idea

Jim Stahl k8mr at barf80.nshore.org
Fri Jul 31 22:02:39 EDT 1998

Now that August (GMT) has arrived, I will offer my improved
scoring suggestion:  base qso points on ITU Regions.  Work
someone in your own region, get, say, 2 points; outside your
region you get 3 points. 
To get the higher point qsos you have to work across an ocean,
not just the Carribean or the Mediterranean.  (Yes, QSOs across
the Persian Gulf would get 3 points.  But until the great Saudi
and Iranian amateur radio booms happen, it won't matter).
Note that UA9/0 is Region 1, so these would be 3 pointers for the
guys in JA/south Asia.
I'm not holding my breath waiting for the change, but I think
this idea makes a lot of sense.
Jim   K8MR

Jim Stahl
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