[CQ-Contest] ARRL DX "Leveling, Handicapping, Equalizing"

Doug Smith dougw9wi at gmail.com
Fri Jul 1 19:10:33 PDT 2011

Not that I really think the scoring system needs changing, but to toss out an outside-the-box thought...

How about a scheme where the winner is the entrant whose score has seen the greatest improvement over the average of their own five previous entries?

You'd have to limit eligibility to those who've submitted scores greater than some threshold -- don't want someone "gaming the system" by making one 
QSO a year for five years, and then making five QSOs and claiming a 500% improvement(grin!).

This system would automatically calibrate for geographical variations, among other factors.


Doug Smith W9WI
Pleasant View, TN  EM66

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