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

john at kk9a.com john at kk9a.com
Wed Apr 9 13:10:13 EDT 2014

There is no way to make contesting fair. Changing north american contacts
back one point would make it more unfair for stations in the Caribbean to
compete with stations in South America.

John KK9A

To:	 'Kim Östman' <kim.ostman at tut.fi>,	<cq-contest at contesting.com>
Subject:	 Re: [CQ-Contest] The two/four-point rule in WPX
From:	 "Randy Thompson K5ZD" <k5zd at charter.net>
Reply-to:	k5zd at charter.net
Date:	 Wed, 9 Apr 2014 11:45:20 -0000

>From the CQ WW Handbook, January 1999, by Bob Cox, K3EST

Brief History of the CQ WW Contest

"... [1962] was when the North American two point rule
came into existence. With such a rule, it was hoped that more
activity would occur in the Caribbean and Central America
countries. All these changes were brought into the rules by Frank,

This rule has definitely accomplished its purpose by motivating a lot of
contest expeditions to the Caribbean.  I don't see this rule changing any
time soon.

Randy, K5ZD

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