[CQ-Contest] WPX Survey results - part 1

VR2BrettGraham vr2bg at harts.org.hk
Tue Oct 5 01:52:42 PDT 2010

  From http://www.cqwpx.com/blog/?p=69

"Sentiment is still in favor of keeping the categories separate, but it 
is getting closer. The WPX RTTY contest only has one single operator 
category and does not distinguish between SO and SOA. Including the RTTY 
entrants in the survey may have skewed the results. Another factor is 
that the high number of multipliers in the WPX Contest provides much 
less advantage to operators using DX spotting so there is less need to 
have separate categories."

Great work from K5ZD.  Is it possible to say what the numbers were 
without the RTTY respondents?  Also, there is something about folks who 
are "having fun & giving points to others" or "chasing contacts for WPX 
or other awards" having a say about things for those in the game - the 
trend I would be most interested in watching is what those in the SO 
game thought about what should become of the SO game.

Since what most moderate interpretations of assistance seem to be 
doesn't change the game so much in WPX, perhaps what the existing 
category participant stakeholder feels about a SO/SOA merge in 
radiosport overall might be able to be seen here.

Strip out non-participant respondents from 2009 & the RTTY respondents & 
then there is two years of results that something might actually be able 
to be seen from.  I think that could be really helpful.

73, ex-VR2BG/p.

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