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RE: [CQ-Contest] NA Sprint

To: <w9wi@earthlink.net>, <cq-contest@contesting.com>
Subject: RE: [CQ-Contest] NA Sprint
From: <jukka.klemola@nokia.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 18:09:49 +0200
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: cq-contest-bounces@contesting.com
> [mailto:cq-contest-bounces@contesting.com]On Behalf Of ext Doug Smith
> W9WI
> Sent: 11 Februar
> > The contest a tad short?
> > Just 4 hours.
> I think this is one of the best features of Sprint.
> In fact...  while I'm not suggesting we change the Sprint 
> rules, I think
> it would be interesting to try an even *shorter* contest.  One hour
> would probably be the shortest reasonable format.  
> I think it would also be interesting to try an extremely *long*
> contest.  For example, allow a total of 24 hours of operating time
> during a 30-*day* period.  
> -- 
> Doug Smith W9WI

If the target was to get newcomers in, 2 hours is good.

In Finland our domestic contests are 2 hours.
Our country is small, thus contests are on 80 and 40 only.

They are very nice and somewhat popular.
Best QSO numbers are 300+ on SSB, 200+ on CW.

Jukka OH6LI
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