[CQ-Contest] 1 ponters for CQWW
zl2br at ihug.co.nz
Wed Nov 30 03:41:24 EST 2005
Stew Perry 160m contest uses grid square scoring, also VOLTA & ANARTS
RTTY contests use ITU Zone scoring.
73, Frank ZL2BR
> I think it is time to start thinking about grid squares in HF DX contests?
> Then each distant grid square, regardless of country counts for the distance
> I don't know what set of rules would cover it, but then it's just a
> What do you think?
> Les, VA7LC
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <Cqtestk4xs at aol.com>
> To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2005 10:16 AM
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] 1 ponters for CQWW
> > In a message dated 11/29/05 2:16:05 PM Greenwich Standard Time, Jimk8mr
> > writes:
> > In CQ WW there are six multipliers available for working your own county.
> > Maybe it will also be easiest to get your own zone by working your own
> > country.
> > So you suck it up and work half a dozen zero pointers, and maybe pass out
> > a
> > few more to others.
> > Last time I checked there were only three zones in my country....3, 4 and
> > 5.
> > KH6 and KL7 are different zones but count for points and are not in what
> > is
> > considered the US for contesting. The problem is not passing out "a few
> > zero
> > pointers". The problem IS working 100 stations for zero pointers...many
> > of
> > them not doing the contest seriously, but just "helping out".
> > 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
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