[CQ-Contest] CW & SSB NA Sprint Scores

RT Clay rt_clay at bellsouth.net
Tue Sep 28 17:46:15 PDT 2010

In most SSB contests, the extra qso's come from casual ops (not serious contesters). Because of the Sprint QSY rule, you work very few casual ops during the contest. 

It just happens that the participation is higher for CW Sprint than SSB Sprint, so CW scores are higher as well.


--- On Tue, 9/28/10, John Reilly <reillyjf at comcast.net> wrote:

> From: John Reilly <reillyjf at comcast.net>
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] CW & SSB NA Sprint Scores
> To: cq-contest at contesting.com
> Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 11:11 AM
>   At the risk of being laughed
> off the reflector, I have a question: In 
> the September NA Sprint contests, the CW scores were
> significantly 
> higher than the SSB scores. WHY? In all other contests, its
> the other 
> way around. What is different about a Sprint that gives CW
> operators a 
> QSO advantage?
>    - 73, John, N0TA
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