[CQ-Contest] Another view for 1-pointers

Joe Subich, W4TV k4ik at subich.com
Thu Dec 1 12:46:01 EST 2005

With soundcards and software (MixW, MMTTY, WinWarbler, etc.) that
offer "Contest Modes" I will bet that participation levels in CQWW
RTTY will be very close to those of CQWW CW within five years.

To a great degree, the increase in RTTY activity will be exactly
because the RTTY rules reward participation by small stations in
W/VE as the rules reward CW/SSB participation by small stations in
Europe.  There is nothing more discouraging to a new contester than
not being able to find any QSOs that count for points.

It is time for the CQWW committee to face the realities of an aging
cadre of CW contesters, antenna limitations (CC&R/HOA control, zoning),
etc. and review the current CW/SSB scoring rules.


    ... Joe, W4TV

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com
> [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Craig Cook
> Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2005 11:51 AM
> To: CQ Contest
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Another view for 1-pointers
> That sure seems right. The same reason that you can work
> dupes in the RTTY sprint. RTTY contests are getting much
> more popular, however.  Thanks in no small part to soundcards
> and the software that uses them. Before I discovered N1MM and
> MMTTY, I would have thought that RTTY would be nothing
> but too much trouble to bother with. It can be pretty fun, actually.
> --
> 73, Craig Cook - N7OR in Sandy, OR
> On 12/1/05, Richard DiDonna NN3W <NN3W at prodigy.net> wrote:
> >
> > This may be true, but isn't part of the rationale to
> > significantly increase participation in a type of
> > contest (RTTY) that is otherwise a distant third to
> > the CW and phone tests?
> >
> > 73 Rich NN3W
> >

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