[CQ-Contest] level playing field and the 2 point "exception"
K4XS via CQ-Contest
cq-contest at contesting.com
Mon May 25 22:49:28 EDT 2015
Most of us choose our QTH. When we decide to operate from a certain part
of the world, we accept the advantages and disadvantages.
Those who choose to operate on the southern islands just north of zone 9
accept the fact that NA contacts are only two pointers even though just a
couple of hundred miles to the southwest P4 gets to count them as three
Likewise I know that I can't be as competitive as a K1 in CQWW. I chose
the QTH and live with it. When I lived out on KH6, there was no way I
could beat guys on ZF/8P etc for the ARRL DX. However, it was my choice to
operate from there....no bitching from me about the rules.
For guys out on KH6, DARC's WAE contest is a contest where we could never
win. I didn't expect the guys in Germany to change the rules because EU
was 8000 miles away from KH6.
Like any sport, if you don't like the way the game is played, don't play.
The contest sponsors will know if the contest is a dud and will change
the rules. If you don't like the way a certain QTH plays in a contest, we
are always free to QSY permanently or temporarily to a new QTH to negate the
Contesting is supposed to be fun. When a certain contest is not, I turn
off the radio and do something else.
By the way, KH7XS is a definite go, and I expect to be operating from a
QTH less than a mile away from my old place by this time next year..even
though WAE win is only in my dreams.
In a message dated 5/26/2015 2:18:24 A.M. Coordinated Universal Time,
hs0zcw at gmail.com writes:
You cant imagine how irritating it is to operate from SEAsia and see the
playing field tilted about 40% against us here.
I am looking for a computer logging program that will compute my MILES
WORKED based on qrz.com and other data.
On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 7:30 AM, Bob Kupps via CQ-Contest <
cq-contest at contesting.com> wrote:
> Dear CQ CC
> While I understand this rule attempts to level the playing field between
> NA and EU, it unfairly penalizes participants in the other 4 continents,
> all of which are at least as geographically expansive, if not far more
> than NA.
> If the committee retains this rule as is, at least have the sense of good
> sportsmanship to rank NA competitors separately, just as Asian
> in the AA, EU competitors in the WAE and OC competitors in the OCDX
> contests are ranked separately and are not deemed "world champions" on
> back of different rules determining their scores..
> Thanks and 73 Bob HS0ZIA
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