[CQ-Contest] Ethics of operating overtime in SS

Ed Muns w0yk at msn.com
Mon Oct 28 16:24:02 EDT 2013

It may be against your interpretation of the rules but it is how the ARRL
handles the logs.


Kelly VE4XT 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

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
> part of the contest period.  The most recent submitted log will replace
> 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
> 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
> 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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