[CQ-Contest] WRTC Selection Criteria - Was WRTC 2006 - Where are all the people?

Dan Craig N6MJ n6mj at adelphia.net
Sun Dec 18 03:02:38 EST 2005

K6LA wrote:

 >As far as the US West entries go, N6MJ is ahead of me by 17.15 points. 
 >Four of his best 8 contests for WRTC consideration are from the 4 hour 
 >NA Sprint.  Only one of mine is. So for operating 12 hours, Dan gets 
 >about 50 points on me for my 100+ hours of operating in more popular 
 >(by entries) contests.  This is not to denigrate Dan's contesting 
 >skills in any way. It is just an  example of what I perceive as the 
 >inherent lack of fairness in the selection  criteria. I'll have to 
wait >and see if there is another higher scoring US West entry that 
bounces >me from #2.

Ken fails to mention that 5 of his 8 scores are from his VY2TT/SS 
operations.  All 8 of mine come from W6.  How many serious operations 
are there from Canada for each contest?  2 or 3 at most.  How many 
serious operations are on during the Sprints from the west coast?  7 or 
8.  Just as an example, during WPX CW 2004, there were a grand total of 
5 VE scores in the SOABHP category.  He still got 500 pts for that 
contest, even though he only had to compete against 4 other guys.

The great thing about the sprint is that all the "big guns" get on for 
it.  There is never a lack of competition.  You really have to earn 
those points.

Dan N6MJ

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