[CQ-Contest] Its not the Sunspots folks

Tom Osborne w7why1 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 2 20:43:40 EDT 2016

Yep - it's a DX contest - if you live on the east coast.

It is pretty amazing how op's on the east coast piss and moan about any
rule change when they are having a ball working Europe and the left coast
just sits and listens to them run Europe on 40 and 80 when there is nary a
peep from here..

Working Europe from New England is easier than us working the east coast.
When the big M/M stations from the left coast have 1/2 the scores that the
east coast stations have, something is not right.

I can't remember the last time I worked Europe on 80, and I think I've
worked 2 stations in Eu on 160 in the last 15 years.

If you are saying, DX contests are fun", you should preface it with "DX
contests are fun if you live on the east coast".  73

On Tue, Nov 1, 2016 at 6:05 PM, Ed Sawyer <sawyered at earthlink.net> wrote:

> W0MU asked:  "Why does the USA always get "punished"?" in the CQ WW
> Contest.
> Answer: Because it's a DX contest!  A better question is, why are we all
> forced to work a station in our country just to get country credit for our
> own country?  Wouldn't it be way more efficient to just get automatic
> credit
> for our country and zone?
> The point of CQ WW DX - That's "World Wide DX"-  is to seek out and work
> DX.
> Its not to fill up the log with domestic Qs.  There are plenty of contests
> all year long to do that.
> 73
> Ed  N1UR

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