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  • Tim VE6SH
    Tim VE6SH Member ✭✭
    edited April 2018

    The number of operators from Aisa in contests is markedly reduced from years past. Move north of the 49th and issues with propagation become even more of a challenge and EU runs over the pole are often very limited. 

    Tim VE6SH 

  • Ria
    Ria Member ✭✭
    edited April 2018
    DX contests will always favor NA East Coast, except for Asia centric contests.

    Domestic contests also heavily feature regional competition. NAQP, sweepstakes, etc. and East Coast doesn't do as well due to the density of mults (New England) and distance from the rest of the US and Canada. 

    VHF contests also tend to favor the central states, but not really. They are interesting because you can have two kinds - E Skip opening or work the locals. K2EZ likes the work the locals better as a rover because she can move around and have a predictable rove, and she pretty much knows all of them. 

    So I think there is something for every geographical area in this game. 

    But to imply no skill is needed is flat out wrong. In CQWW we saw the top 10 shift around because of accuracy. When dealing with high rates it's a lot easier to make mistakes and CQWW has penalties for incorrect copying. 
  • Larry W0NQW
    Larry W0NQW Member ✭✭
    edited December 2018
    Can we stay on the topic of this thread?

  • Bill-N6RV
    Bill-N6RV Member
    edited April 2018
    You know all you have to do is look at how many countries within the a 4000 mile circle from your QTH and do the same with someone in Southern California. The difference is astounding. West Coast has about 15 countries and the East Coast has almost 4 times as many. Take into account the population density of hams in Europe and it is obvious that the West Coast is at a disadvantage.
  • Ria
    Ria Member ✭✭
    edited April 2018
    It's more complicated than that. Contesting is also a question of who you decide to compete against. I can't win against the super stations in Maine, and you can't win against the East Coast. Unless you compete in a lightly competed category (single band, for example) or you compete for regional plaques like zone 3. 

    But this is not universally true:

     Living on the East Coast is like being in a telephone booth
  • Bill-N6RV
    Bill-N6RV Member
    edited April 2018
    It is not that complicated! Just see how many world records are held by West Coast stations. Only a few have won a DX contest from Southern California in the 50 years I have been contesting.
  • Ria
    Ria Member ✭✭
    edited April 2018
    Of course. And look at how many in Sweepstakes, NAQP, All Asian, JIDX, etc. it's won by those out west or in the middle of the country. Even WPX SOSB/20 (a very competitive category) is often won by W7WA, and sometimes K7RL makes a high top 10 in WPX. But if you judge contesting just by judging CQWW and ARRL DX, you're not getting the whole picture. Yes, we get it, we have an advantage. But it's not an automatic win. 

    Do you want me to feel guilty for living out here and operating from here? Because it sure sounds like it. Trust me, if I could, I would move out of NJ and live in middle America which aligns more closely with my values, or the Southern US where I have family to lean on. 

    Anyway I'm done with this, and SORRY to bombard this thread addressing the W6 contest jealousy issues. But I'm done.
  • W0BIZ
    W0BIZ Member
    edited April 2018
    I haven't either, made my deposit at the Orlando Hamcation  for a 6400
    John/W0BIZ
  • W2PP
    W2PP Member ✭✭
    edited April 2018
    I would like to see a detailed official update on the PGXL frankly.  Today would be good.
    Peter

  • Bill-N6RV
    Bill-N6RV Member
    edited April 2018
    Wow... ad hominem! One way to avert this sort of discussion is to not start it!!!! Avoid diatribes regarding how great you are at contesting. The message you should have received is stop boasting!!!

    Another point... my family and my values are middle American. They were born there and I along with 1/3 this state voted along those lines. To make a backhanded attack about where someone you do not know lives is rude and obviously uncultured. Furthermore implying that they are jealous is something someone with middle American values would never do!!

    That said the point I was making is that East Coast is advantaged over the West. I would extend that to say both coasts are advantaged over the center. No whining. No complaining. Just facts. Don't make something out of it that it is not!
  • Ria
    Ria Member ✭✭
    edited April 2018
    Why even mention the coastal difference? People say you only achieved A because you have advantage B. That’s essentially what you’re saying. I don’t buy it. That’s not very nice to put down people who work hard at something.

    Am I not allowed to be proud of what my station and the Flex equipment can do in a competitive environment? I think that I am. By the way, Chris N6WM is in california and did quite well with a single band effort, AND he even showed off his results in RTTY roundup here which he did quite well in. I see you said nothing about that. Not that you should anyway.

    Also, in 2018 it’s not like anyone is preventing you from moving or even guest operating outside of California. You choose to live with that limitation. You can remote to the east coast and enjoy the advantage here. Beware though, you won’t be the only big station out here and winning is not guaranteed.
  • Bill-N6RV
    Bill-N6RV Member
    edited April 2018
    Compare the number of posts you have made to others on the subject! I have contested outside the US! I do not remote! I enjoy competing against myself. I have have been #1 North America from the Caribbean in the CQWW. I have operated from major West Coast contest stations. I have been doing this for 5 decades. I am not a big station and I do well enough. I do not whine about N6RO, W6YI, or any of the large contest and DX stations that have been in my region (W6BH, W6CCP, W6BA, N6AA, N6RT, N6DX, K6SVL, W6AM...). I celebrate their accomplishments as I hope they do with stations not as capable as theirs. Some were in my neighborhood much closer than 20 miles. I just do my thing!

    I am out!
  • Jeffrey Kerber, N3VE
    Jeffrey Kerber, N3VE Member ✭✭
    edited September 2018

    Gerald, thanks for the update and will see you in Dayton. Hope to have the amp before then.

    Jeff N3VE

  • Richard
    Richard Member ✭✭
    edited April 2018
    Gerald,  Thank you for the update.  I too will be in Dayton and hoping that I may have a very positive report to give you....

    **** - N4RWG
  • Brad A. Steffler
    edited April 2018
    Thank you, Gerald.

    Brad
    KE4XJ

  • Patrick
    Patrick WH6HI KauaiMember ✭✭✭
    edited June 2020
    Well I guess I need to get my 220 line installed! Thanks Gerald

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