[CQ-Contest] 48 Hours and The Future

Tom Taormina tom at k5rc.cc
Sat Feb 24 13:47:53 EST 2007

I applaud Randy's suggestion, except...
The 12 and 24 hour categories need not be contiguous. Why not let the 
competitors choose their on-time based on their ability to spend time 
on the air? Yes, a few will cherry-pick times but, there are going to 
be top-five mavens in every category, followed by everyone else.
As Randy said, we are attempting to encourage contest activity, 
especially as we prepare for the next solar maximum. My schedule just 
does not allow serious competition at this time, but I would bust my 
butt for 12 hours in a major DX contest, if there were a separate 
tabulation. For the log checkers, it may just be a tabulation 
exercise. If they would all take a  hint from 7QP, we send out 
certificates via email in .pdf format. It has been a big hit and it 
takes little time and no postage (Don't forget, 7QP is the first 
weekend in May).

Speaking of the solar maximum, stand by. If  you haven't heard, W5FU 
(NA5R) and I have started building the superstation we attempted, but 
never finished, in the 1980's. It is called the N5JJ/K5LZO Memorial 
"Last Big Hurrah," or "Sunspots on the Comstock," take your pick.

At 09:00 AM 2/24/2007, cq-contest-request at contesting.com wrote:
>Create 12 hour and 24 hour races
>- The 12 or 24 hours consist of a continuous period beginning with your
>first QSO (i.e., the clock starts with your first QSO)
>- There are no off times
>- You can operate the contest as much as you want.  Your score is calculated
>by the log checker based on the first 12 and 24 hour marks
>- No preregistration or special marking of your log.  ALL LOGS are included
>in the scoring/results

Tom Taormina, K5RC
Virginia City Nevada USA
Home of NACHO - W7RN and RANN - K7RC
Web Site: http://k5rc.cc/   FOC 1760  

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