[CQ-Contest] Why ARRL SSB Contest is Not My Favorite

john at kk9a.com john at kk9a.com
Wed Mar 6 11:16:46 EST 2013

His callsign is KF2O. Maybe he would have worked more stations last
weekend if he sent his call. I thought that DX participation was fantastic
in the ARRL DX Phone contest, even with the disturbed conditions.

John KK9A / W4AAA

To:	cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject:Re: [CQ-Contest] Why ARRL SSB Contest is Not My Favorite
From:	 Steve London <n2icarrl at gmail.com>
Reply-to:	n2ic at arrl.net
Date:	 Wed, 06 Mar 2013 07:58:43 -0700

Since you did not sign your posting with your call and name, I have no
perspective for your comments. This makes you an internet troll.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll_%28Internet%29 .

Steve, N2IC

On 03/05/2013 04:45 PM, hankkier at aol.com wrote:

1 - almost impossible to find a run frequency without stepping on
toes, except on 10 meters

2 - poor participation numbers by DX

3 - reduced # of country multipliers available; probably 25% less than
available in CQWW

4 - voicebox can't handle the traffic!

5 - keep working the same stations on the same bands that we have worked

countless times before


Some stats:

- worked 794 different calls; 1281 total qsos

- just 133 separate stations (11%) gave me 40% of my total QSOs - worked
on 3 or more bands - virtually ALL of those stations I have worked in
contest in which I have made any effort - BORING

- 2 or more bands, 237 (18%) stations and 60% of the points!

Need something to increase interest, and participation, of DX stations

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