[CQ-Contest] 2003 CQ 160 Change Coming

Bill Fisher W4AN w4an at contesting.com
Tue Nov 20 21:21:44 EST 2001

>"Starting with 2003 the CQ 160 Contests will be changed to
>48-hour contests to conform with most other worldwide contests.  The
>starting time will be 0000Z on Saturday and the ending time 2359Z on

The proposal laid out by W4ZV means that the contest doesn't start for us
on the east coast until 2 hours after sunset (8 hours for Europeans) and
it means that we now have to operate single band contest 3 nights instead
of just two.  The Europeans would operate 1/2 night on Saturday morning,
Full night Saturday night, and 1/2 night on Sunday.  

Am I the only one that thinks this is a really stupid idea?

This is smarter: 
The contest starts 1 hour before local sunset on Friday and ends 1 hour
after local sunrise on Sunday.  The contest starts for everyone when the
band is open and ends when the band is closed.


Bill, W4AN

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