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

 To: "CQ-CONTEST" [CQ-Contest] Fw: When does the contest end? "Rex Maner" Fri, 18 Mar 2005 03:53:09 -0000
 ```OK guys answer this one, I start operating SS at 2128, Do I get to take the full off time or did I start at 2100 ??? Quack ----- Original Message ----- From: "David Hachadorian" To: "cq-contest reflector" Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2005 18:10 Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] When does the contest end? > > ----- 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 > _______________________________________________ CQ-Contest mailing list CQ-Contest@contesting.com http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/cq-contest ```
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