[CQ-Contest] Op-times (RDXC)

Jukka Klemola jpklemola at gmail.com
Mon Mar 15 00:16:14 PDT 2010

This is a very good analysis!

Tells me a third has operated minimum 2 max 7 hours.
Sounds like maximising the FUN.
Describing a normal person's comfort zone.

Half of the 'population' has operated more than 1 but less than 12 hours.
But it is visible operating more than 7 hours is not so nice for the
normal people.

Then there is a peak at full contest period.
It is for people who are fully integrated to their chairs.

Please notice the number of these over-persistent guys is just over 6
per cent of the whole population.

This really makes me appreciate all the normal people who spend their
time in the contest, giving their valuable time for us who decide to
sit - flat out - thru the weekend.

Jukka OH6LI

2010/3/15 Christian Schneider <prickler.schneider at t-online.de>:
> Hello,
> with the upcoming RDXC some figures about the operation times in this
> contest as calculated by the organizers in their score list for 2009
> (www.rdxc.org):
> Basic finding over the >1300 allband-entries: an amp makes you operate
> longer... All High-power-categories had op-times above the average of 10,8
> hours in this 24-hour-competition.
> Those 10,8 hours are exactly the value of 2005 while 2006 and 2007 had 9,8
> hours.
> The WRTC-qualifying may have had its impact because the percentage of
> full-time ops (8,5%) was higher than in recent years.
> Still the majority operates less than halftime with 60,8 percent staying
> below 12 hours and 69 percent below 14 hours.
> For those interested in more figures and graphs look at
> http://www.dl8mbs.de/40984/45289.html
> All the best and 73, Chris (DL8MBS)
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