[CQ-Contest] WRTC renamed?

Richard F DiDonna NN3W richnn3w at verizon.net
Sat Oct 19 06:24:46 EDT 2013

Technically true, but if you look at the USA results and USA teams at 
least, the vast majority of them involve team leaders who stayed 
entirely within the confines of the USA for their qualifying scores.  
For example, W9RE and W2RE were 100% at home stations, and their 
teammates are from local areas.  KE3X (IIRC) did all his operating from 
stations in suburban DC or central Virginia (and one from Ohio).   His 
teammate is from Virginia.

A couple team leaders do have large DX components to their scores, but 
so what?   Look at their score contributions.  One TL was #1 world in 
one of the ARRL DX tests.  It takes some real ability to do that.

73 Rich NN3W

On 10/18/2013 9:19 PM, steve.root at culligan4water.com wrote:
>   "The world was divided into regions. Qualifiers were only competing with others in their same region in order to qualify."
> Except that some of the regions are enormous, thus ignoring the realities of propagation.
> Except that rules allowed for half of the qualifying scores to happen anywhere else on Earth, like the Caribbean.
> Except that the rules allow a team leader to pick a partner from anywhere on Earth.
> The rules sound good in theory but in practice one whole operator and half of the other operator have NOTHING to do with any given geographical area.
> 73 Steve K0SR

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