[CQ-Contest] Re : zero pointers
Paul T. Antos
wb2abd at adelphia.net
Tue Nov 29 19:19:46 EST 2005
< Again, contest rules are not set in stone. Just about all major contests
have evolved over the years, including WPX, SS , ARRL 10 Meter, and ARRL DX.
Maybe it's time to tweak WW too. DX originally meant distance. A 3000 mile QSO
to W6 or W7 is a hell of a lot more distant for me than CO or C6. The first
counts zero, but the second two points. Adjusting that should be a considered
by the sponsor.
Bill K4XS >
I would have liked to work a zone 3 zero-pointer on 10 meters. Tried very hard - no dice. Multiplier lost. CQWW contesters are usually pretty good about giving a zero - pointer QSO, presuming perhaps someone needed the zone. If I have to make such a contact, I usually wait until things are settling down, and I can catch someone "running" a no QSO period. Acts of kindness ought to be rewarded ! Perhaps a limit of 20 one -poimters here would be fair. That shouldn't upset the scoring too much.
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