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From: "Clive Whelan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> In reality there is a number of first class contests which run for 24Hours
> ( Russian DX) or 36 of 48( WAE),
Russian DX is a great contest and becoming bigger and better every year;
IOTA and IARU are also 24 hour only events and both attract plenty of
activity. I realise that the first two of these clearly aren't as popular
in North America as they are in Europe or Asia... however there's a pretty
simple remedy for that problem.
Didn't the leading Multi/Single in RDXC last year make something like 4,500
QSOs? ~180/hr sounds like pretty good rate to me.
I'm amazed at how many people really want to *win* contests; personally,
knowing I have a relatively poor station means I challenge myself, my
previous results and often just have fun taking part and giving away points
when time is limited. I know I'm not going to "win". I don't feel the need
to ask for a "100W and a mediocre dipole from a large apartment block in the
middle of a big city with lots of QRN - oh and 13.5 hours only as I've got
other commitments this weekend" category.
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