[CQ-Contest] CQWW is an unfair Contest -- A solutiion!

Mike Smith VE9AA ve9aa at nbnet.nb.ca
Thu Dec 3 18:08:13 EST 2020

by Mike VE9AA 


My 2nd solution for you guys in a week. Ho Ho Ho

(all this for free and with a smile (behind my red & white mask too)


If you're an intelligent retired West Coaster who feels that they are
severely disadvantaged by the scoring system used in  the CQWW and that they
ignore your pleas for a level playing field here's what you do:


You send Tree N6TR a respectful email asking him to please run the open logs
that CQ makes public every year and run them through the Stew Perry contest
aggregator and rescore the CQWW contest based only on distances and # of
Q's.(no multipliers) (I imagine there are other contests out there based on
distances as well)


Those of you who've made more Q's and/or longer distance Q's will score
higher than W1's working EA1's.

ie: a W6 to Japan QSO will be worth more than a VO1-EI7 QSO.


You become happy.


You then rally contest sponsors to make an overlay to CQWW (or ARRLDX, RDX,
WAE etc_) based on this new algorithm.


Problem solved !


That, or you can keep complaining about it. Your guys' choice.


Ho Ho Ho

Mike VE9AA



I agree that the CQ-WW's are good contests, but I also think consideration 

should be given to exploring alternate ways of scoring.  These could be 

developed and perfected over time and done in parallel with traditional 

scoring, to keep everyone more-or-less happy.


If nothing else, alternative scoring would be an interesting experiment and

think all participants would be interested, even if they didn't approve.



Ken, AB1J



Mike, Coreen & Corey

Keswick Ridge, NB


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