[CQ-Contest] Very Slight Type Corrected- S/O and S/O (A)

Stan Stockton k5go at cox.net
Tue Jun 3 20:24:19 EDT 2008

> From Randy Thompson:
> "Here is your assignment.  Propose new rule wordings for 
> single op and single
> op assisted that are simple, easily understood/translated 
> to multiple
> languages, will be widely accepted by the contest 
> community, and makes it
> clear what the difference is between assistance and not 
> assistance. Oh, and
> it needs to apply equally for SSB, CW, and RTTY."

Perhaps this is something that would have appeal and solve 
potential problems.

Here is my suggestion - A NEW CONTEST

All Band Distance Challenge (ABDC)

Mixed Mode, CW Only, Phone Only - One contest, one weekend - 
48 hours.

Bands - 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10

Exchange is Signal Report + Grid Square

Points for QSOs based on Distance like TBDC

Points x 1 for 20, 15, 10, Points x 2 for 40M, Points x 2.5 
for 80M, Points x 3 for 160M

Multiplier = Countries by band

Single Operator, Multi-Single, Multi-Multi

Packet Spotting, Skimmer/SDR type spotting, remote 
receivers, chat rooms,
internet communications, Skype, not allowed in any category.

Everyone works everyone - points for all QSOs, combines some 
of the best
features of many of the existing contests and should be fair 
and challenging since
the points are based on distance.  A guy in California might 
get 1.5 times as many points
for a contact with Germany as someone in Boston, for 

Stan, K5GO


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