Shelby, K4WW, wrote:
> Steve Harrison wrote: "I agree; when state QSO Parties began reducing their
> possible operating periods like that, I lost a lot of interest in them."
> Which, IMHO, is what makes the different contests, interesting. I have no
> desire, nor have I ever had, to operate any 48 hour contest! 24 hour:
> "almostforsuremaybe", less than 24: "the possibility increases, as the
> length decreases."
> C'Ya, Shelby - K4WW
Interesting how the IOTA Contest handles operating hours categories:
4.4 Operating Time:
* 24 hours
* 12 hours
(Multi-Operator entries must be 24 hours. In the 12-hour categories, operation
need not be for one continuous 12-hour period but, once operation has
commenced, off periods must be a minimum of 60 minutes).
I wonder how many less than 12 hour semi-casual ops (or real OT's) may be
enticed to spend a bit more time stretching to a total of 12 hours to possibly
win an award? Probably more during better propagation condx, but I endorse the
overall concept. Umh, the IOTA Contest is a type of "WW" DX Contest, of course
FWIW & 73...
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