[CQ-Contest] Sleeping during ARRL DX Contest
tree at kkn.net
Fri May 5 12:43:10 EDT 2006
> Tree...I don't think you we're joking here (?) - but anything more than a 1
> hour nap during a major DX contest strikes me as being a huge mistake. 48
> hours straight is even better if the op thinks they aren't going to lose
> anything on Sunday after sunrise from the battle fatigue.
> My 8P9PA log from ARRL DX CW three months ago shows 379 QSO's in the log
> between midnight and 6 a.m. local time Sunday - this includes 30 minutes in two
> 15 minute stretches where I fell asleep in the operating chair at the key. 379
> Q's/5.5 hours = 69 QSO's/hr. I think taking a break would have been a major
No - I was serious.
However - 379 QSOs is certainly nothing to sneeze at.
And - it would appear that there indeed was some competition:
8P9PA(W4PA) 5268 336 45 5,304,096 TCG
P40W(W2GD) 4900 341 40 5,012,000 FRC
HI3TEJ(K7BV) 4776 326 48 4,670,928
V31PP(OH2PM) 4906 322 45 4,613,616 CCF
CU2A(OH2UA) 4638 294 45 4,003,398 CCF
I guess my perception is out of calibration - as the year I operated, there
wasn't much competition and things just seemed rather boring. I felt that
I wasn't going to make anything close to that back in 1996 - or maybe I was
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