[CQ-Contest] 2003 CQ 160 Change Coming
Randy Thompson, K5ZD
k5zd at earthlink.net
Wed Nov 21 15:12:01 EST 2001
Even smarter, why not make it just 24 hours? Does anyone really enjoy that
second night of endless CQing?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-cq-contest at contesting.com
> [mailto:owner-cq-contest at contesting.com]On Behalf Of Bill Fisher W4AN
> Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2001 02:22 AM
> To: cq-contest at contesting.com
> Subject: re: [CQ-Contest] 2003 CQ 160 Change Coming
> >"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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