[CQ-Contest] WRTC-2002 FIS Rankings - USA
widelitz at gte.net
Tue Dec 4 10:59:35 EST 2001
Now that the deadline for Wildcard applications for WRTC-2002 has passed, I
am making the following public:
In my attempt to determine my chances of getting a USA Wildcard berth for
WRTC-2002 and in getting guidance in selecting a Wildcard teammate, I took
the time and made the effort (and it was an effort and it did take a LOT of
time) to enter USA results for all 15 contests used in the WRTC-2002 FIS
Ranking system. I followed the WRTC-2002 Committee rules and formulas and
entered all the data into an Excel spreadsheet (OK, I didn't enter low power
single band results or all of the M/M or M/S results.)
If you wish to see the entire spreadsheet, send me an email and I'll email
There is a great deal of inherent unfairness in this, but such is the nature
of the beast. For instance, a world record effort in CQWW gets the same
score as the winner of zone 3. Remember only the best 6 scores from CQWW, CQ
WPX and IARU contests for 1998 - 2000 are included. US ops contesting from
DX locations are included. A score of 0.0 is perfect. If 10 or more
submissions per category from a zone (CQWW) or call area (WPX, IARU) are
reported, the winner gets 0 points, even for a seemingly part time effort.
Only 3 M/S or M/M scores are allowed, so if an operator only does multi's,
there are 3 contests with maximum penalty points. Many of the "top"
contesters didn't have the required 6 submissions and received the maximum
penalty points for the non-submissions.
The bottom line resulted in the following "top 25:"
73, Ken, K6LA
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