# Mults per minute in CT?

Jim -- MLO3-6/B9 -- DTN 223-5747 reisert at mast.enet.dec.com
Mon Feb 24 18:26:23 EST 1992

```Dwaine Hurta wrote,

"Does anyone know what algorithm is used to generate the "minutes
per multiplier" counter in CT?"

Well, here it is from K1EA himself:

Msg #886  From: K1EA  Date: 22-Feb 2129Z  Subj: Magic Formula
Jim,

This code computes mutiplier worthiness:

rate_win->printf(2, -1, "Mult worth %3.1f minutes",
60.0 * (double(band_info[0][0].qso) / double(total_mults) + 1.0) / rate_100);

band_info[0][0].qso is the total qso count for all bands and all modes.
total_mults is total mults.
rate_100 is the rate over the last 100 qso's

The easy way to look at it is:   (Q/M + 1)/rate

Or, in words for Fred [K1VR]:

"A mult is worth Q/M contacts plus itself as a contact.  Divide that by
rate to get minutes of worth."

The 10 QSO rate is too volatile a number to use in this calculation. Trust
me, I've tried it.

Personally, I don't use this meter. The final mult and qso tallies are the
important numbers. Use last years Q/M ratio (4 - 6 for single ops) and
say to yourself:

"Self, can I work this mult faster than I can find 5 qso's ?"

- Ken

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