Re: QCX Challenge poll #poll-notice
I think there are more people taking part in the challenge than may be perceived. I have attempted about half the opportunities with the QRP Challenge ( not good at getting up at 3am). I am aware of the increase of activity on the bands around the time of challenge. My success rate is low so I do not put in a score, I suspect others are doing the same. As things are I participate in the qrp and try to respond to the qro. This gives me two evenings a month which I try to keep free for radio, as a person who is not good at morse I feel more comfortable in participating in the QRP challenge as I feel I am among friends and who are willing me to have a successful qso and are more tolerant when I falter. I feel it would be a shame to change anything.
I tried to use the poll script but could not get it to function.
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From: Hans Summers
Sent: 05 November 2020 08:06
Subject: [QRPLabs] QCX Challenge poll #poll-notice
A new poll has been created:
Hans has allowed me to setup a poll about the QCX Challenge/QSO Party
My personal observation is that not too many people really participate in the Challenge (very strange, with more than 11000 QCX's sold ...). Correct me if I'm wrong.
I also noticed that some of the regulars (e.g. GM0EUL, OK2BQN) were not spotted during the QCX QRO sessions, they probably have no amplifier and so weren't there.
So I made a suggestion to join both sessions, QRP & QRO into one monthly session (each last monday), with a new , but still simple scoring system.
See http://www.qrp-labs.com/party.html, for the rules as they are now.
Note that in the QRP session, a QCX + amplifier does NOT count for 3 points.
The new scoring would be:
- Only ops using a QCX can put their scores online and claim points
- Working any non-QCX station is 1 point
- Working another QCX, but one or both stations are using an amplifier, is 3 points
- QCX to QCX and BOTH are "true" QRP is 5 points
Hans would prefer to let "the masses speak", hence this poll. Make your VOTE count!
1. I like it as it is, I want no change
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