[CQ-Contest] TIME OUT ? ARRL10m
Dale L Martin
kg5u at hal-pc.org
Thu Dec 12 11:34:39 EST 2002
Gee, Dave, is that fair?
Shouldn't the 30 minute rule be written in the rules so that everyone gets
Announcing the rule on the reflector misses a lot of people.
Are you going to punish those who do not observe the 30 minute rule that
they did not know existed because they don't subscribe to CQ Contest
reflecotr and even though they read the rules (where that rule does not
How about just letting this go this year and making sure it's in the writen
rules for next year's contest?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: cq-contest-admin at contesting.com
> [mailto:cq-contest-admin at contesting.com]On Behalf Of David A. Pruett
> Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2002 6:28 PM
> To: Lu3hy Juan; CQ Contest
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] TIME OUT ? ARRL10m
> K9TM and I are the team which checks the ARRL 10M Contest logs, so I will
> tell you what we do.
> Since the rule requiring twelve hours of rest does not say
> "single operator
> only", it applies to all entries. I will ask that this be made
> clearer in
> the rules for next year.
> Yes, unfortunately the rules do not specify a minimum off time. The rule
> we have been following is 30 minutes minimum, same as the ARRL
> contest, which is W/VE only.
> Since I started checking the ARRL 10 logs in 1998, every year we have
> perhaps five or six stations who do not take the 12 hours rest. One
> station once operated 44 hours! All of these stations seem to come from
> South America - one CX station in particular and several LUs. We think
> this is because you enjoy such good 28 MHz propagation from South America
> that you don't want to stop operating the contest!
> In any case, please spread the word - 36 hours operating time, 30 minutes
> minum for rest time.
> CU this weekend.
> At 03:32 PM 12/12/02 -0300, Lu3hy Juan wrote:
> >I have read the rules of the ARRL10m sincerely but do I find of
> as much as
> >it is it time out minimum (60 minutes? ) to fulfill the 12 hs of rest.
> >And it is correct that the stations multi operator 48 hs cannot work.
> >tnx 73 see u in test this week end
> >Juan LT0H ( op LU3HY )
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