[CQ-Contest] busting calls due to lack of sleep

kr2q at optonline.net kr2q at optonline.net
Thu Feb 22 07:27:11 EST 2007

Hi all:

Well, some of us on CQWWCC studied this many years ago (20 or more?).

We found that the most busted callsigns happen when you first get on the band.

That can be:

1.  At the start of the contest
2.  Immediately after a "break" (SOAB) or sleep (SO mono band)
3.  When a new ("fresh") op sits down in the chair (Multi-op).

Back then, it seemed that your brain just needed some time to settle into the action.
We found nothing correlating with "lack of sleep," in terms of busted calls.

Of course, lots has changed (technology for logging) since then, so it's just one data point.

de Doug KR2Q

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