Why Location Counts In RadioSport

Rick, ZL2HAM created 2011 CQ WW DX SSB Station Distribution Map

ZL2HAM Station Distribution Map

Thank you Rick, ZL2HAM for creating your visualization maps based on logs submitted from the 2011 CQ World Wide DX SSB event. I have a better understanding of why location counts in RadioSport as a result of your hard work. It did not sink in as to the challenge a West Coast station overcomes in order to achieve a DX event Box score.

Now, I can see ‘the why’ because of distance and concentration of stations. However, from the perspective of a national level event like Sweepstakes or NAQP, my location in California has an advantage.

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