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

Richard F DiDonna NN3W richnn3w at gmail.com
Fri Dec 4 15:26:33 EST 2020

The number of hams who have a directional receive array in ARRL 160 is
quite small compared to the number of stations who get on for ARRL 160.
Maybe 1 in 20.

73 Rich NN3W

On Fri, Dec 4, 2020 at 2:32 PM Jim Brown <k9yc at audiosystemsgroup.com> wrote:

> On 12/3/2020 3:08 PM, Mike Smith VE9AA wrote:
> > 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)
> That doesn't work either, because scoring rules determine the operating
> strategies of the participants. This weekend in ARRL 160, for example,
> where DX is worth 5x a USA QSO, I won't be able to work many east coast
> mults because they're listening with directional RX to EU until the path
> dies after EU sunrise, and then they go to bed, except for the few big
> guns who start listening for AS and OC.
> And a lot fewer Atlantic Basin stations work Stew because they don't
> have that advantage!
> 73, Jim K9YC
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