[CQ-Contest] 1 ponters for CQWW

Paul J. Piercey p.piercey at nl.rogers.com
Tue Nov 29 08:58:39 EST 2005

This IS a good idea. K1 is 2 points for me but a VE7 or VY1 is 0, unless
he's a mult. DX does mean Distant Transmission and if the station is in your
backyard, he's not distant but if he's in another town, that's enough
distance for me :)

73 -- Paul VO1HE  

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com 
> [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of 
> Cqtestk4xs at aol.com
> Sent: November 29, 2005 13:44
> To: cq-contest at contesting.com
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] 1 ponters for CQWW
> 3. The casual day to day operator really does not have any 
> conception of the rules of the contest and thinks he is truly 
> helping out...that meaning the stateside callers passing out 
> qso's.......is it time to step up to the plate and allow 1 
> point per qso for contacts within one's country??
> NQ4I
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Although I'm going to catch crap on this one, I think it is a 
> great idea.  
> Being at the corner of the US that is forced to beam through 
> the US to work Asia and Europe, the K1,2,3 guys would be 
> amazed at how many W/K guys call me in WW just trying to give 
> a point.  The effort is appreciated but of course wasted.
> I did 40 HP over the weekend.  The worst part is to have some 
> EU station come on your clear frequency during a juicy EU 
> run, ask QRL, get an answer from you and then have him begin 
> to CQ.  He has no problem running since the EU stations he's 
> running are much stronger than me.  Meanwhile, I have to hit the F! 
> button endlessly hoping to bludgeon him off my frequency.  If 
> a W6 station calls during this time,he does nothing for my 
> score even though he is 3000 miles away.  However, an EA gets 
> points for working CT which could be a couple of miles away.
> Yeah, I know it is cqwwDX contest and US is not DX for me.  
> However, it sure is nice to wish for it for Christmas.  Hey, 
> the rules for WPX were changed to allow points for WPX and 
> that is a great contest.  Why not CQWW?
> Bill K4XS
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