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

Jeff Blaine KeepWalking188 at ac0c.com
Fri Dec 4 14:59:25 EST 2020

You make a good point Ed.  I don't like CW SS because I'm not a very 
good CW op, relatively speaking - and you need to have some actual CW 
skill to do well in SS.  CQ WPX CW is easy to work and for a guy like 
me, that makes it fun.

For guys who demand a geographically "fair" contest, then the 160m SP, 
RTTY Makrothon and the FT8 Roundup contests offer that. Maybe an 
all-band CW & SSB variant of the SP grid-square distance based system 
would be a good addition to radiosport.

Not sure about the persistent grumbling of the "geographical fairness" 
of all these contests.  Most of them have been around for decades and 
it's just another part of life that is not universally fair.  I don't 
view radiosport as a reflection of the current ever-kid-needs-a-prize 
society.  I do view respect for tradition and history as a cornerstone 
of ham radio and personally don't like the changes proposed in these 
contests (like dumping unassisted categories, for example), generally 


On 12/4/20 11:31 AM, Ed W0YK wrote:
> The simplicity of call sign copying contests like CQ WW and CWops nay be a major factor in their popularity.   High activity makes operating fun.  For many, operating is more important than their result.  Contests with unknown and/or complicated exchanges are also fun, even with lower participation.People who don't value contest diversty can select their favorites.  Overall line scores allow one to compare with locals, with similar locations,  similar stations, etc.  No one needs to feel bad that a west Africa superstation beat them.Seems like a pretty good hobby.73,Ed W0YK
> -------- Original message --------From: Yuri VE3XB <ve3xb at rogers.com> Date: 12/4/20  08:57  (GMT-08:00) To: cq-contest at contesting.com Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] CQWW is an unfair Contest -- A solutiion! Pete,Do "they" need to do something about one of your favorites CWopsT contest?With N1MM call history "ON" you just type call-sign, hit space and correspondent's name and membership number are there already.Let's not to ruin CQWW, the most popular contest by tearing it apart in attempt to satisfy everyone.73 Yuri VE3XB N4ZR wrote:They still need to do something about the CQWW exchange. With zones, it's just a callsign-copying contest.  I'm for serial numbers.73, Pete N4ZRCheck out the Reverse Beacon Network_______________________________________________CQ-Contest mailing listCQ-Contest at contesting.comhttp://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/cq-contest
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