[CQ-Contest] Ethics of operating overtime in SS

Joe nss at mwt.net
Mon Oct 28 15:14:47 EDT 2013

Well I was asking the guy at ARRL that gave the SS webinar
Mike DeChristopher, N1TA
/Contest Branch Manager

/I was asking him this morning a few questions, and one of them was.....

One more question.

Once I use up my 24 hours,, can I continue to operate just to give away 
more points to others?

and HIS reply is...

You can operate more than 24 hours, however only your first 24 hours 
will be used for scoring purposes. You are welcome to continue working 
others; just be sure to log them.


Mike DeChristopher, N1TA
/Contest Branch Manager

The Original Rolling Ball Clock
Idle Tyme
On 10/28/2013 1:39 PM, Kelly Taylor wrote:
> That might work for WW with a 'classic' overlay, but it's against the rules
> in SS. They specifically say off time is 'without operating.'
> 2.4. All entries may operate no more than 24 of the 30 hours.
> 2.5. Off periods may not be less than 30 minutes in length.
> 2.6. Times off and on must be clearly noted in paper logs. In
> electronically-submitted Cabrillo logs, off-times are calculated by the
> log-checking software.
> 2.7. Listening time counts as operating time.
> When your 24 hours are up, they're up. The rule was designed that way to
> prevent operators from working the entire contest and only claiming credit
> for the best 24.
> There's no provision for operating more than 24 hours and only claiming 24
> hours, nor is there a provision for leaving the receiver on so as not to
> miss a band opening.
> Which doesn't mean you cannot start a separate entry by operating at a
> different location under a different call sign and starting at zero QSOs and
> zero mults.
> 73, kelly
> ve4xt
> On 10/28/13 12:44 PM, "Ed Muns" <w0yk at msn.com> wrote:
>> Please don't submit two logs under the same callsign, each from a different
>> part of the contest period.  The most recent submitted log will replace all
>> prior logs.
>> Instead, include all QSOs in one log and let the log check software score
>> the first 24 hours.  No one is penalized for operating beyond a time limit.
>> The additional QSOs are not counted in your score, but they are needed to
>> verify the other logs.  Any QSO left out will cause a NIL in the other log.
>> Ed W0YK
>> Hans K0HB wrote:
>> Submit a log for the first 24 hours; then a second check log for the
>> remaining Q's.  Who would fault the ethics of that?
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