Re: QCX Challenge poll #poll-notice

mike mccarthy

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.


Mike  G0KCH




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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:

Hi all,


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, 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
2. I prefer ONE session a month, mixing QRP and QRO, with the new scoring
3. I prefer TWO sessions a month (I have a lot of spare time), also mixing QRP and QRO in both sessions, with the new scoring
4. I don't care, I stuffed my QCX under a mattress

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