[CQ-Contest] WPX OffTimes

David Gilbert xdavid at cis-broadband.com
Mon Mar 16 12:44:35 PDT 2009

I agree that this situation should be clarified, but it seems to me that 
this whole discussion presumes an inverted emphasis.   I would have 
thought that the intent of the 36 hour rule was to enforce a limit of 36 
hours operating time (with the minimum 60 minutes per off time included 
to prevent abuses), rather than trying to make sure everyone took 12 
hours of off time.  There IS a difference ... if I decide to operate 
only one day of the contest I don't think anyone is going to require me 
to only operate 12 hours so that I can squeeze 12 hours of off time in 
there somewhere.

Dave   AB7E

Robert L. Shohet wrote:
> Hi Terry,
> Your example 2 is dead on and has been treated differently
> by different WPX contest managers over the years.  Perhaps
> K5ZD will provide a definite answer to this.
> If your 36 hours of operating time are finished at 2341z, will 
> the remaining 19 minutes of contest time that are not
> being used, force a reduction in score?  Or, put another,
> way, will 2341-2359 be treated as a 19 minute off-time and 
> then you will lose qso's for the previous 41 minutes
> of operating time, even though you have not actually
> operated for more than 36 hours?
> Bob KQ2M
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