[CQ-Contest] WRTC Selection Criteria

Tom Haavisto ve3cx at shaw.ca
Mon Feb 26 14:59:35 EST 2007

While this sounds good in theory, please keep in mind that Ontario is a VERY large province.  Personally, I know I have no hope of making it to the WRTC, and congrats to Jim Roberts who hails from the western end of Ontario who did make it (so, yes, it can be done).  That said, he was not residing in this area of the country when he "made it".  If the western part of Ontario was lumped in the Manitoba/western Canada, it would not make much difference in my chances, but it would make me feel better.  

Bottom line?  No matter what criteria is used, someone will always be disadvantaged.  And, somehow having the host country have 100 plus teams in an effort to make things fair for everyone just does not seem fair to the host...

Tom - VE3CX

----- Original Message -----
From: Yuri VE3DZ <ve3dz at rigexpert.net>
Date: Monday, February 26, 2007 12:16 pm
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] WRTC Selection Criteria

> Jeff, why don't you move to New England for a couple of major 
> contests then?
> :-))
> Just kidding.
> Only wanted to remind you that there are some other countries in 
> the World
> besides U.S.A.
> For instance, there was only 1 spot for Canada in the last WRTC, 
> and guys
> from VE5/6/7 had to compete with VE1/VO1/VY2, which I believe 
> makes a bit
> more difference, than, for example between Indiana and Tennessee...
> IMO, the selection should be made by comparing scores IN THE SAME 
> area. I.E.
> W4's have to compete against W4's, VE3's - against VE3's and so on.
> 73 Yuri  VE3DZ
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: <ku8e at bellsouth.net>
> To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
> Sent: Monday, February 26, 2007 9:34 AM
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] WRTC Selection Criteria
> > Jim,
> >
> > The problem is the most of the contests used for scoring are DX 
> contests ,
> which the New England
> > area has a great advantage over everyone. I think the W4 area - 
> at least
> where I am is more equal to
> > W5 than it is W1-W3. Even NM can't be that bad of a place. Look 
> how well
> N2IC does in DX contests.
> >
> > Jeff
> >
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