[CQ-Contest] 1 pointers for CQWW - More data

Jim Smith jimsmith at shaw.ca
Wed Nov 30 20:01:56 EST 2005

A little pistol VE's perspective.  No opinion - just a couple of thoughts

60% of my Q's (311 out of 517) were with W's.  230 of them were made in 
the last 3 hours.  I find contesting a lot more fun when making Q's than 
when I'm not (which is a lot of the time).  So, for me, it's a real rush 
just running W's at the end.

I would venture to say that there are probably lots of W small pistols 
who would love to be able to do the same, just for the sake of making 
lots of Qs.  So, if the W-W Q was worth 1 point, I think we'd see a lot 
more small pistol W's trying to run and having a better time than they 
do now.  Would that be a good thing?  For them it would.  However, with 
a bunch more W's running, it might make it harder to hear the DX.  As 
always, a change is better for some folks and worse for others.

73, Jim   VE7FO

Richard L. King wrote:

>Re-read my post Ken. We actually made a lot more than 300 USA to USA 
>QSOs, 613 to be exact. As I said, it was 19% of our total QSOs made.
>And yes, I would expect to make more QSOs if the 1 point rule was 
>implemented. But since it would effect everyone equally, I don't see 
>any major scoring changes shifting to the mid-west. It would just 
>eliminate a real contest oddity where you are forced to work USA to 
>USA QSOs and not get any value from it other than 6 multipliers.
>I can't ethically refuse to work those people since I may be a mult for them.
>73, Richard
>At 19:30 11/30/2005, Kenneth E. Harker wrote:
>>On Wed, Nov 30, 2005 at 04:54:19PM +0000, Richard King K5NA wrote:
>>>I took this one step further and gave each of the USA QSOs one QSO
>>>point and recalculated our score. This brought our score to the 5.2M
>>>point range. This was not enough for us to catch W4MYA and move up a
>>>notch in the M/M scoring. Our place in the 3830 standings stayed
>>>exactly the same, at 10th place.
>>>So tell me again how getting 1 QSO point for every same country QSO
>>>is going to dramatically alter the flavor of the CQWW Contest. But
>>>this time try to convince me with some real data.
>>If USA-USA QSOs were worth one point apiece, you'd make a lot more
>>than 300 USA-USA QSOs during the weekend.
>>Kenneth E. Harker WM5R
>>kenharker at kenharker.com
>k5na at texas.net 
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