[CQ-Contest] zero pointers etc

Kenneth E. Harker kenharker at kenharker.com
Thu Dec 1 19:29:57 EST 2005

On Thu, Dec 01, 2005 at 02:43:44PM -0500, W0uo at cs.com wrote:

Discussing K4XS's 40 meter single band effort in CQWW phone:

>       ...  Your overall rate for the contest would be about 47 per hour.  A 
> good SSB operator could be expected to be able to run rate up to 300 per 
> hour if QSOs were available.  

I think very few stations in the USA will ever achieve a 300 hour in any
DX contest.  I've only ever seen it happen once myself (K1AR and N3GJ running 
10 meters at K3LR in the 2004 CQWW Phone contest with two interlocked 
stations) and I seriously doubt anyone has ever had a 300 hour in a DX 
contest from the USA on 40 meters phone.  Look at the rate sheets of K3LR 
in the DX contests, and you'll see even they almost never break 100 QSOs 
an hour on 40 meters, let alone _300_: http://k3lr.com/History/

Kenneth E. Harker WM5R
kenharker at kenharker.com

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