[CQ-Contest] Counting DC as a Multiplier and Not asPartofMaryland.
asciibaron at comcast.net
Tue May 22 17:00:36 EDT 2007
David Gilbert wrote:
> The author of the post I was replying to used the argument that DC
> should be a multiplier because otherwise Eric and other DC hams didn't
> have much incentive to enter the contest if they had to compete against
> the larger Maryland stations.
they are competing against stations in a different state. in my mind
it's no different than stations in Delaware having to compete against
stations in Pennsylvania or Oregon - it's as arbitrary. the biggest
stations in DC are very limited in antenna space - only those that are
on a few office buildings or a Smithsonian have much room to work with -
why operate if you have to compete with Formula 1 cars and you can only
go fast and turn left?
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