[CQ-Contest] It Ain't Over Til It's Over

jimk8mr at aol.com jimk8mr at aol.com
Fri Jun 26 08:29:34 EDT 2020

Field Day is pretty much ingrained in our brains as running from 1800Z Saturday until 1800Z Sunday. But it actually runs until 2059Z on Sunday, though since most traditional FD setups start at the 1800Z start, they quit at 1800Z Sunday.

The rule:

3.2. Stations who begin setting up before 1800 UTC Saturday may work only 24 consecutive hours, commencing when on-the-air operations begin. 

With many more of us likely operating from home this year, not as part of a club distributed effort, should you not be around at the 1800Z start, feel free to keep going until 24 hours after your actual start time. Things can get pretty slow after 1800Z, but for some people, such as CW newcomers or folks with less than big signals, this might be a feature, not a bug.

With this year's rule waiver for "club aggregate" scores there is no requirement that those club entries must operate concurrently.

So good luck and have fun whatever you might be doing!

73  -  Jim   K8MR

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