[CQ-Contest] Comments on Proposed Changes to ARRL DX

Jimk8mr at aol.com Jimk8mr at aol.com
Sat Jun 18 16:39:18 PDT 2011

What are the proposed changes?
73  -  Jim   K8MR
In a message dated 6/18/2011 6:07:29 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
aa3b.bud at gmail.com writes:

Dear  Dick,

I hope this finds you well.  The purpose of this email is to  comment on
proposed changes to the ARRL DX contest.  It is my  understanding the 
Advisory Committee has recommended changes to the  scoring algorithm.

I believe these changes are stimulated by a desire  to increase 
in ARRL DX.  While more participation is  always welcomed, I wonder if
changing the rules would accomplish this  objective.  I suspect that the
perception is that the current rules  discourage participation from parts of
the US; however, I have never seen  any data that supports this perception.
I also wonder if a rule change  might alienate some of the legacy
participants?  Will there likely be  a signficant net gain in participation?

I also believe that the ARRL  must engage the contest community in this
process in order to optimize the  outcome.  There are significant
stakeholders that have made major  investments in time and resources that 
entitled to have a voice in this  process.  I urge you to reach out to the
major contest clubs and  solicit their inputs before any changes are

Enjoy the  summer and hope to see work you in IARU.

73 Bud  AA3B

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