[CQ-Contest] Defining CQ's Operating Time

mike l dormann w7dra at juno.com
Fri Sep 22 02:37:38 EDT 2006

 I would like to comment "waiting for the band to open" is now done
automatically by computer sending "CQ TEST" hour after hour to an empty
band........"just in case"

so is that "operating time?"

mike w7dra who not too long ago made over 700 Qs with his trusty J38 by
sending lots of CQ TEST

On Thu, 21 Sep 2006 19:09:55 -0700 (PDT) Ev Tupis <w2ev at yahoo.com>
> Since this is a CQ-sponsored list, I would like to ask
> a CQWW question.  Based on the document found at this
> URL: http://www.cqww.com/WW%20Rules%202006.pdf
> In Section VIII, there is a reference to requiring
> single operator stations to operate for 12 hours.
> Based on a recent posting to this list where a station
> can park on 10-meters and "wait for the band to open",
> I wonder...
> How is the term "operate" defined and "operating time"
> calculated for the purposes of meeting this rule?
> Ev Tupis, W2EV
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