[CQ-Contest] Leveling the Playing Field

Barry w2up at comcast.net
Thu Jun 23 18:47:23 PDT 2011

Distance-based scoring is no fairer than the present system.  It does 
not take into account difference in N-S locations.  For example, OH and 
SM may be the same distance as Italy from a given spot in W/VE, but 
proagation isn't even close.  So what's next, an aurora zone multiplier?
Barry W2UP

On 6/23/2011 6:13 AM, James Cain wrote:
> I think trying distance-based scoring in the ARRL DX Contest might be really fun, presuming that it would be used to assign points to each contact according to Great Circle distance and retaining the DXCC "Countries" List as multipliers. Please read carefully -- I said "trying." It would definitely give me more reason to participate again next year and probably to spend more time in the contest.
> I've been doing DX contests for 48 years, from Connecticut, Indiana, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Mississippi, and from several Caribbean spots.
> I vote YES. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
> Jim Cain
> At The K1TN Superstation
> 7 miles east of Mountain, Wisconsin
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Barry Kutner, W2UP             Lakewood, CO

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