[CQ-Contest] tnx 24hr

john at kk9a.com john at kk9a.com
Tue Oct 29 11:34:37 EDT 2013

I think this is a valid point.  If a DX station is for 1/2 the contest it
is less likely that you will work him, especially at night when the rates
are slower.  I believe most "classic" entries did most of their operating
on Saturday and perhaps one should change their operating strategy and
hunt for common mults earlier.  I am sure that I missed a lot of easy
multipliers on 40m last weekend by not finding them on the first day.

John W4AAA  (KK9A,op)

To:	cq-contest at contesting.com, Charles Harpole <hs0zcw at gmail.com>
Subject:	 Re: [CQ-Contest] tnx 24hr
From:	 Pete Smith N4ZR <n4zr at contesting.com>
Date:	 Mon, 28 Oct 2013 10:11:46 -0400

I don't know why that would be, Charly. It's not the first 24 calendar
hours of the contest, but the first total 24 hours that the operator
operates, in as many periods as he wishes. so long as the breaks are an
hour or more. To my mind, that just adds a strategic component that is
lacking in the full contest, but should not affect what you hear.

73, Pete N4ZR
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On 10/27/2013 4:58 AM, Charles Harpole wrote:
I am guessing that the "first 24 hr" rule brought the big guns out tuning
early because they found me running  in the first hours instead of coming
tuning around in the latter hours of the full weekend.  True or false?

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