I agree with Scott. At Age 67, if I'm still able to go approx 48 straight,
ANYBODY can do it.
Simply stated, "you snooze, you lose"
Jim Neiger N6TJ
----- Original Message -----
From: "Scott Robbins" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2006 6:36 AM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Sleeping during ARRL DX Contest
> >The ARRL DX contest is VERY BORING the second night from about midnight
>>sunrise (assuming you are located south of the USA). I think it is
>>normal to find it hard to stay awake during this time and planning on 5 or
>>hours of sleep is a good strategy. You really won't miss much - unless
>>ignored one of the low bands the first night.
> Tree...I don't think you we're joking here (?) - but anything more than a
> hour nap during a major DX contest strikes me as being a huge mistake. 48
> hours straight is even better if the op thinks they aren't going to lose
> anything on Sunday after sunrise from the battle fatigue.
> My 8P9PA log from ARRL DX CW three months ago shows 379 QSO's in the log
> between midnight and 6 a.m. local time Sunday - this includes 30 minutes
> in two
> 15 minute stretches where I fell asleep in the operating chair at the key.
> Q's/5.5 hours = 69 QSO's/hr. I think taking a break would have been a
> It was bad enough that I lost 30 minutes, much less 5 to 6 hours.
> Scott Robbins, W4PA
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