[CQ-Contest] My 2 Cents

Richard DiDonna NN3W richnn3w at verizon.net
Tue Jun 28 17:46:13 PDT 2011

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stan Stockton" <k5go at cox.net>
To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 6:23 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] My 2 Cents

> I have looked at all the posts including ones that divert attention to
> SS.  Looking at 3830 for the last CW SS there were 36 out of the top 40
> stations reporting 24 hours of operation, another two who reported 23.5
> hours and the other two 20 and 22.  The published Top Ten included
> stations from the following states - MT, IA, AK, FL, NJ, CA, TX, SD,
> AR - literally coast to coast - east to west, north to south.  VY2ZM won
> the phone contest.  Perhaps more of the East Coast stations should see
> what happens if they work the SS full time.
The past two years have been anomalous with respect to SS from what I 

I decided to plot it out.

Since 2001, there have been 100 Top 10 spots in SS Phone in the SOAB 
category.  Outside of Florida which is a propagation entity unto its own, a 
station from call areas 1, 2, 3, and 4 has placed in the Top 10 only TWICE. 
That would be me in 2009 and again in 2010.  Nobody in W1-W4 has made it 
above #8.

By contrast, stations in W5, W6, W7, and W0 have made it into the box every 
single year.  W9 made it three times.  W8 made it only once - N8II in 2009 
(the same year I made it to the #10 spot).

So, tell me again that there is no bias here? But do you see me asking that 
the rules be changed???

73 Rich NN3W

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