[CQ-Contest] Inverse Distance Based Scoring Proposal

Ron Notarius W3WN wn3vaw at verizon.net
Sat Jun 25 11:51:19 PDT 2011

Oh.  So instead of establishing a relative benchmark so that we can at least
try to do an apples-to-apples all-else-being-equal comparison, we're just
going to keep guessing and make assumptions that feel right.

Sure.  That makes sense.  Why bother with research?

Obviously, any significant change in the scoring system will cause
adjustments in strategy.  I thought that was a "given."  And that's not the

I THOUGHT that the question is or was:  Will switching to a grid based (ie
distance based) scoring system significantly alter the scoring, to make the
competition in different regions more "fair" or "balanced"?  

Right.  Why bother to find out?

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Inverse Distance Based Scoring Proposal

Personally, I don't think that would be a definitive analysis.  I'm 
pretty sure that contest strategies would change dramatically if the 
scoring system changed to a grid based system without country multipliers.

Dave   AB7E

On 6/25/2011 6:48 AM, Ron Notarius W3WN wrote:
> Suggestion:  Will distance-based scoring make a difference and alter the
> landscape?  There's one way to find out.  It shouldn't be too hard to
> up calls worked with their Maidenhead grid squares (if not exactly then
> close enough).  Why not ask some of the top operators to "donate" their
> logs, then have a computer program run through and re-calculate their
> using the grids as multipliers, and see what you come up with?
> It's one thing to guess that it will make a difference.  This way, you can
> actually show what the results would have been, all else being equal, if
> had scored that way.
> 73, ron w3wn
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