Topband: Error in ARRL 160 contest rules?
k5cm at azalea.net
Wed Dec 7 12:26:46 EST 2005
The ARRL 160 contest is not -- and never was -- intended to be a DX
contest. It's a domestic contest. In fact, in its first running in
1970 and for some number of contests thereafter, _all_ DX contacts
counted as a _single_ multiplier. Thus, the maximum multiplier in 1970
was 76: 74 ARRL Sections, VE8, and "DX". The fact that the Board
and/or the ARRL Communications Department positioned the date of the
contest right after a major CW DX contest weekend further attests to the
fact that they did not originally intend it to be of particular interest
to DXers, per se.
Bud.... well said and I agree!
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