[CQ-Contest] CQ WW end of contest observations

Mike Fatchett mike at mallardcove.com
Mon Oct 27 18:39:26 EDT 2008

I was mobile on my way back to Colorado from Montana and at the end of the
contest I noticed a fairly large number of stations working stations well
after the closing bell.

My watch is synchronized with WWV.  Is it too much to ask that people use
clocks and computers that are accurate in this day and age?

The WW exchange takes about 2 seconds on each side.  The contest ends when
the clock hits 0000 not 0001.

One other pet peeve was a Caribbean or Central American station that was not
giving out a report each contact.    

I managed to work a handful of stations with my mobile setup (20m) and tried
to work a couple of others twice.  There were some very loud EU and AF
stations coming in at times even with the poor conditions.

For what it is worth

Mike W0MU

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