I don't think there would be many.
Most of the 24 hour people are people like me who have a 24 hour station -
good enough to have fun in the good hours, and to work the easy multipliers
on the low bands, but not good enough to be competitive after about 30
hours when dipoles at 60 feet don't do much on 40 and 80 meters, not to
A good op at a big station who decides to compete in a 24-30 hour time
limited category will always beat my decent station, spending the same amount
to time on the air.
73 - Jim K8MR
In a message dated 3/27/2013 2:45:02 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
It would be interesting to know whether there is some maximum number of
hours (for single operators only) that would cause many of those who play
around for 20-30 hours to go all in.
How many don't give it a full effort because they can't go 46 but would
make the attempt to go 40, for example? I wouldn't recommend less than about
40 or 42 max but would think it might be a positive to have some required
off time if the end result was more activity overall. Looks like only 3%
(less than 150 out of 5,000) operate even as many as 36 hours.
There are some who are passionate about the 48 hours but it can't be many.
On Mar 25, 2013, at 2:53 PM, David Gilbert <email@example.com>
> Great info, Doug.
> That's only the results from the people who submitted logs, right? I'd
bet that the curve is skewed even more toward fewer hours for the people who
did not submit a log, and I wonder how many of those would be more
inclined to submit a log if categories existed for fewer hours. I suspect
> Dave AB7E
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