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## Re: [CQ-Contest] When does the contest end?

 To: "cq-contest reflector" Re: [CQ-Contest] When does the contest end? "David Hachadorian" Thu, 17 Mar 2005 11:10:12 -0700
 ```----- Original Message ----- From: "Tree" To: Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2005 5:10 PM Subject: [CQ-Contest] When does the contest end? > 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". OK, I think I've almost got it now. Let me go back to my original SSCW report: TIME ON CALCULATION 2100-0849 = 710 1313-1605 = 173 1635-0154 = 559 ------ On time = 1443 minutes (max of 1440). In the first segment, I made a qso at 0849, so 0849 was an "ON" minute. It doesn't matter if the qso occurred at 08:49:00 or 08:49:59. You can't just do a simple subtraction to figure ON time, since the starting and ending minutes are both ON. You have to adjust the subtrahend, minuend or remainder by one minute. Notice that my total op time was computed to be 1443 minutes, but the individual increments (710 + 173 + 559) only add up to 1442. What happened here, I guess, is that my second break (1605 to 1635) was only 29 minutes long, because 1635 was an "ON" minute. Tree decided not to declare 29 minute breaks "illegal" because it is "doing the right thing." (Whew!) However, the extra minute of operating time generated by my 29 minute break got added in at the end, and that's how the total came out to 1443. One thing I don't understand though. Why didn't the log checker compute my last op time segment (1635 to 0154) as 560 minutes, rather than 559? That would have made my op time 1444. Dave Hachadorian, K6LL Yuma, AZ _______________________________________________ CQ-Contest mailing list CQ-Contest@contesting.com http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/cq-contest ```
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