On Wed, Mar 16, 2005 at 03:27:26PM -0800, Ken Widelitz wrote:
> In the 0000 and 0030 example, since there is only 29 minutes of off time -
> it shouldn't count as an off time at all, since off times require a minimum
> of 30 minutes.
Technically true - but we have made the decision to count these as a valid
break - but just for 29 minutes. I call this "doing the right thing".
> And what about the last few minutes of the contest where you don't make any
> QSOs. Shouldn't that count as off time, even though less than 30 minutes,
> because you ran out of operating time. I didn't make any QSOs in the last X
> minutes, so why should I be dinged QSOs for excess operating time. Maybe I
> wasn't operating those last few minutes.
Yes - any off time at the end of the contest counts as off time. And even
if it didn't - they would be the minutes removed anyway and since there are
no QSOs in those minutes - you wouldn't lose anything.
Either way - "the right thing" happens.
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