[CQ-Contest] WPX FAQ - Single op off times

kd4d at comcast.net kd4d at comcast.net
Tue Mar 17 12:43:32 PDT 2009

Hi Randy and Everyone: 

Mike brings up an interesting point.  Is the algorithm that is used for calculating 

off-times the same as the one used to verify "a minimum of 12 hours of operation" 

for single operators and "a minimum of 24 hours of operation" for multi-ops? 

I didn't realize that rule was there until he pointed it out. 


Mark, KD4D 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "mike l dol dormann" <w7dra at juno.com> 
To: cq-contest at contesting.com 
Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 12:22:20 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] WPX FAQ - Single op off times 

than you all for answering some operating time questions that have always 
confused me. 

i now know (and assume for this next cqwpx) 

1) contest "on time" starts with the first QSO 
2) contest "off time" starts with the last QSO 

> > The only small disturbing thing is that in Cabrillo file you have 
> to show 
> > your OFF TIMES by periods and not your OPERATING TIME. Thus it 
> does become a 

how does the CAB file show on and off times? 

i state in my "SOPAPBOX" portion of the TR log the on time and off times 
that i operated. 

 (to me operating as always meant sitting in the chair trying to work 
someone, but that is before i started reading all these eamils) 

now i will not fill up my SOAPBOX with such comments;  i will just work 
whatever loudest CQing station i hear, dupe or not, and at the end of the 
operating segiment i will again work the loudest CQing station i hear, 
dupe or not. 

i muse.................remember the emails a while back about too many 
dupes in contests? what if everyone operating knows about the first QSO 
starts the clock running rule? if this is not a factor in dupes i would 
be surprised................ 

mike w7dra 

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