[CQ-Contest] Uniques, Busted, Bads in CQWW

john at kk9a.com john at kk9a.com
Thu Dec 31 07:33:45 EST 2015

To:	cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject:	[CQ-Contest] Uniques, Busted, Bads in CQWW
From:	kr2q at optimum.net
Date:	Wed, 30 Dec 2015 20:06:28 +0000 (GMT)

Nice summary Doug.

The survey results regarding combining assisted and non-assisted and
removing all uniques were surprising to me. Do participants really want to
enter a contest where they feel cheated?

John KK9A

If a contest sponsor removes all uniques, ala WRTC at least one year....maybe
more, then the
scores might be cleaner for the majority of entrants (certainly most of NA
EU, but not all).

This raises at least 2 issues:
1. Historically, this has never been done.
2. According to the survey, some guys, especially in North America, are going
to feel cheated.

And an offshoot of that is that there is a 100% (certainty) chance that
SOMEBODY is going
to produce a QSL card for a QSO that was removed as a Unique.  Very bad PR
the sponsor.

Hope this helps,
de Doug KR2Q

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