[CQ-Contest] ARRL 160 & DX Particpation

Leigh S. Jones kr6x at kr6x.com
Sun Dec 7 15:12:38 EST 2003

I can think of at least one reason for dropping this idea.  Try
at the effect of this potential change from the point of view of who
would gain and who would lose competitive advantage.  Clearly
there would be a regional influence on the thought process with one
region of the US being pleased and the remaining regions being
displeased.  The midwest would clearly be majorly displeased, as
would the West, and, I believe, the South -- although for the South
the disadvantage would not be as severe as for some otheres.

The spector of large numbers of contests following suit in one 
manner or another and all turining into trans-atlantic big-gun 
shoots is a real unpallatable prospect for much of the country, 
especially when the present extreme advantage of the 
Northeastern US in a number of major contests is taken
into consideration.  The result could be severely impaired
participation from many parts of the US.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "KEN SILVERMAN" <k2kw at prodigy.net>
To: "[Contest Reflector]" <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Cc: <w8car at buckeye-express.com>; <jkozak at kozakgayer.com>
Sent: Sunday, December 07, 2003 1:19 AM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] ARRL 160 & DX Particpation

> Comments From 3830
> >Call: W1AO
> >I agree with ZF2NT's comments regarding the scoring for DX
> >Call: W8CAR
> > I think it's time to 'fix' this test by allowing better DX
> Guys, If you really want to see some changes in the ARRL 160m
> please write N1ND and tell him so.
> Just this week I was corresponding with Dan about this very issue,
and I
> don't think he understands the interest there is regarding DX
> in this contest. When we were in 6Y last weekend, N6BT and I were
> for different contests to play in, and we both like 160m.  We would
be very
> interested in doing an operation from 6Y in this contest.  But...
> It's worthless to do any kind of DXpedition effort, since there is
> recognition to DX stations.  I think that would rapidly change
should there
> be a top-five set of boxes for the various categories for DX
> Even if the DX recognition was relegated to the ARRL website, it
would still
> be
> official recognition.  K3BU keeps an unofficial tally for
acheivements in
> this contest, but people don't want
> to seriously compete for unofficial recognition.  I view the ARRL
> contest as
> having a very similar format as the ARRL DX Contest, which is an
> Work the USA" type of Contest.  DX gets recognized in that contest,
why not
> in the ARRL 160 contest?
> Recognizing DX does not change the format of the contest at all -
> contest
> will always be an "Everyone Works the USA" type contest.
> Giving credit to DX accomplishments  simply
> recognizes efforts in which the contest actively seeks involvement.
> wasn't encouraged or a desired component of this contest, it would
not and
> should not be allowed in the scoring.
> Kenny K2KW
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