[CQ-Contest] The two/four-point rule in WPX

Kim Östman kim.ostman at tut.fi
Sun Apr 6 14:04:21 EDT 2014

To clarify, my two questions are related specifically to WPX. No need to
rehash the CQWW discussion. Sorry!


-----Original Message-----
From: Kim Östman [mailto:kim.ostman at tut.fi] 
Sent: 6. huhtikuuta 2014 15:10
To: 'cq-contest at contesting.com'; 'director at cqwpx.com'
Subject: The two/four-point rule in WPX


The so-called "2-point rule" exception for intra-NA QSOs in CQWW was
discussed at length on the reflector in November 2013. Please see for
and the related discussion.

Many serious non-American operators see this exception as the contest
sponsor giving an unfair advantage to NA Caribbean stations, particularly as
compared to EU stations. The basic continental divide point system is flawed
too, but exceptions that favor a select group are certainly not an
appropriate solution.

It was recently brought to my attention that WPX also has a similar
exception, with 2 points for intra-NA QSOs on the high bands, 4 on the low

Thus I would like to ask: What is the rationale for maintaining this
exception in modern times? Why does the contest sponsor disadvantage
European stations as compared to Caribbean stations in this manner?


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