[CQ-Contest] Category hopping, new angle

jimk8mr at aol.com jimk8mr at aol.com
Thu Dec 10 13:46:46 EST 2015

Zone 33/35 has the advantage over Zone 8/9 of being a short shot away from about 60 countries in Europe, vs. maybe 10 available in NA from zone 8/9. Secondarily, the antipodes from 33/35 is roughly KH6, which is one country/zone in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, vs. roughly Zone 26 being the other side from 8/9 - not exactly a hotbed of activity, but with a lot more stuff +/- 3000 Km.

That said, in 2015 PJ2 had an advantage over CR3 of being the only active station in the country, vs. CR3OO and maybe some others, to distract multiplier hunters away from CR3L spots/pileups.

And as I posted earlier, the advantage of M/M over M/2 will be decreasing as the sunspots go down, and 10 meters becomes less of a factor.

73  -  Jim  K8MR

-----Original Message-----
From: Mats Strandberg <sm6lrr at gmail.com>
To: Martin , LU5DX <lu5dx at lucg.com.ar>
Cc: Bokverket <info at bokverket.com>; CQ-Contest <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Thu, Dec 10, 2015 1:17 pm
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Category hopping, new angle

Of course Martin...I just compare "similar" locations, where I consider PJ2 being a prettyequal one to zone 33 or 35.A M/S station in Zone 33 or 35 should have issues to beam a M2 or MMstation in Zone 8 or 9.Remember Martin, I am myself from SM so pretty much familiar to challengesof the north (or the south) when it comes to trying to win.My reflection was just that CR3L as M2 logically should have no chance towin MM in case MM efforts would have been of similar class as most years.This year, MM was probably one of the easier categories to be in top...  Nooffence to those who participated, but scores were quite low compared towhat normally can be expected from a station that theoretically can have 6RUN stations 48 hours.73 de Mats RM2D 

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