[CQ-Contest] Category hopping, new angle

James Cain jamesdavidcain at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 16:03:27 EST 2015

Who cares about "world high score?" It's a big planet. How many contacts you can make in a DX contest is all about skip zones and distance to population centers and the stupid sunspot cycle. 

The Japanese learned this 40 years ago, when droves of low power entry-class licensees got on 15 Meters and worked big guns on the U.S. West Coast. Then they came to their senses and found something more interesting to do, like watching paint dry. 

Multi-multi and M2 have become an arms race, it seems -- how much money can be poured into renting or buying land, building a station, and transporting dozens of contesters there, to a forsaken place where nobody would actually live. 


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