[CQ-Contest] CQWW popularity from EUR Perspective: data

PaulKB8N at aol.com PaulKB8N at aol.com
Wed Dec 23 16:09:38 EST 2015

I had a two year assignment to Europe in the early 90s, where I held the  
call DA1AM.  Let me tell you, the adrenalin rush from an  almost 
inexhaustable number of multipliers on the low bands made the  contest really 
incredible.  Being that far north, you could sometimes get  some Auroral effect going 
on and pick up the continental mults on teh higher  bands as well.  In any 
case, it provided a deep well of scoring  opportunities throughout the 48 
hour period.
I've always wondered why we didn't  include states as multipliers when  we 
allow Canadian provinces to be counted.
Paul K5AF
In a message dated 12/23/2015 1:37:41 P.M. Central Standard Time,  
jamesdavidcain at gmail.com writes:

>  >Remember, that there is an incentive for EU's to work each other on the 
> bands...to a much greater degree than for USA types to work each  other 
> zone and done).
> >>That's a PERFECT  example of the problem with current contest scoring 
>  >>73, Jim K9YC
> Just imagine ... if the ARRL DX Contest  counted U.S. states and Canadian 
> provinces as multipliers for U.S.  and Canadian participants. Even if the 
> contacts counted only one  point, or even zero points. 
>  K1TN

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