[CQ-Contest] DX Contest scoring schemes
k9yc at audiosystemsgroup.com
Fri May 29 12:42:27 EDT 2015
On Thu,5/28/2015 7:21 PM, Steve London wrote:
> 1500 miles. That's really funny, Jim. And has no factual basis, of
Have you run HFTA for your QTH? I've run it extensively, and it clearly
shows 6-10 dB advantages to certain terrain. 6 dB is 4X the power; 10
dB is 10x the power. Apply inverse square law, and it can have the
effect of moving you that much closer.
> Every contest, my good contesting friends in central Texas, a mere 600
> miles east of me, trounce me to Europe on every band.
And from what I've seen, some of them have stacks on the higher bands.
As does N6RO.
> And no, the bands do not open any earlier to Europe for me. I have to
> wait for the sun to rise or set, just like everyone else.
K6XX is three miles from me, but on the peak of a ridge I shoot over to
EU. The higher bands DO open an hour so early, and stay open an hour or
so later, to EU. And he works guys in JA that I don't hear.
I've run FD QRP twice from a 5,000 ft peak east of Monterey, CA. It is
VERY diffferent from operating at home, which I have also done FD QRP
twice. On that peak, I could run for at least half of the time, and had
a 70 hour at the end, and I made almost twice the number of Qs.
73, Jim K9YC
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