[CQ-Contest] Distance + Path DX contest scoring method (Excel proof of concept)

Guy Molinari guy_molinari at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 1 19:04:35 PDT 2011

Nice work Pat.   I spun it up with my lat/long.    It "feels" right to me as I scroll through the entities and guage the relative level of difficulty.
Seems pretty simple to me.   The only change I would make is to create different factors for the low bands similar to WPX.
Guy, N7ZG

> Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2011 14:44:50 -0500
> From: pat at n0hr.com
> To: cq-contest at contesting.com
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Distance + Path DX contest scoring method (Excel proof of concept)
> After reading many posts on this, I decided to create a scoring system that
> would incorporate both distance and polar path. To do this, I simply used
> Excel with the data from the CTY.DAT file to get lat/lon and then calculate
> distance from a known point and the polar path. Users can test it with their
> own QTH and tweak the effect of distance and polar path as they wish.
> The default scoring method gives a score of:
> QSO points = 1 + distance points + polar path points
> where distance points = point to point distance in km / 5000
> and polar path points = 3 * (max latitude of the path/90) (for QSOs where
> the longitude differs by more than 90 degrees)
> A bit complex? Perhaps.
> http://www.n0hr.com/n0hr_dxtest_scoring.xls
> If you have MS Excel, please take a look at this and see if you think this
> would make sense. Before you complain about it, note my comments at the top
> of the sheet.
> 73
> Pat N0HR
> http://www.n0hr.com
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