montaguj at CCMSMTP.STPAUL.NCR.COM
Wed Apr 7 10:47:18 EDT 1993
It is interesting to see the prime elements behind a 'contiguous 24 Hr'
catagory come back in Eric's proposal. It seems like a rather
complicated, but more flexable, way to accomplish the same end. That is
to ensure that all competitive catagories have the same opportunities
and chalenges associated with propagation variation throughout the day.
Certainly for DX contests this is an important aspect of contesting --
it also argues against a 12 or 18 hour catagory in a DX contest, however
it might be OK in a SS or the old CD Party environment.
Being a strong believer in KISS, let me float another proposal:
24 Hour Catagory: An entrant in this catagory may
operate a maximum of 24 Hours. One of two methods must
be used to identify the 24 hours of operation -- a
contiguous 24 hour period may be operated, or a
contiguous 24 hour off period may be taken.
The 24 Hour Catagory entrant must sign the following
declaration on the summary sheet "I certify that no
activity related to contest operation has occurred
during the 24 hours of off time claimed during the 48
hour contest period." The intent of this certification
is make 'off periods' mean in the strictest sense just
that, i.e., to proscribe listening to contest activity,
examining packet cluster announcements, or any similar
activity that might shed light on actual contest
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