[CQ-Contest] Defining CQ's Operating Time

Robert Chudek - KØRC k0rc at citlink.net
Fri Sep 22 14:43:16 EDT 2006

Is it possible this time qualification is in the rules to avoid awarding certificates to a (semi) rare DX station that gets on, makes 10 contacts in a half hour, and then claims top honors for that country/zone (when there's no other competitor in that class/country/zone)?

Not that this would ever happen.

73 de Bob - KØRC in MN

Message: 9
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2006 10:44:50 -0000
From: "David Robbins K1TTT" <k1ttt at arrl.net>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Defining CQ's Operating Time
To: "'CQ-Contest eMail Remailer'" <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Message-ID: <001901c6de34$21540d20$0800a8c0 at k1tttibm>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"

In at least some contests there is the phrase 'listening time counts as
operating time'... which is of course meant to stop time limited classes
from listening for an opening or scanning bands for multipliers while they
are in their 'off' time.  but that is of course assuming they will be trying
to operate up to their category max time.  and since Cabrillo has no way to
note 'time on' and 'time off' in the log all you can do is put in a total
operating time.  The other confusion factor of course would be those REALLY
slow contests where time between qso's is greater than the off time limit,
if you don't log a contact for 30 minutes or so the automatic checkers may
count it as time off when you were hard at work trying to make a contact.

David Robbins K1TTT
e-mail: mailto:k1ttt at arrl.net
web: http://www.k1ttt.net
AR-Cluster node: 145.69MHz or telnet://dxc.k1ttt.net

More information about the CQ-Contest mailing list