[TRLog] Ten Minute Rule thought

George Fremin III geoiii@kkn.net
Thu, 9 Jul 1998 11:18:08 -0700 (PDT)

swca@ionet.net writes:
>>From what I remember about 10 minute rules (I am flying by the seat of my
>pants here so tell me if I am wrong), doesn't the 10 minutes start when you
>change bands initially (listening time, after all, counts as operating
>time)?  Since TR is smart enough to know when this happened, shouldn't the
>clock start ticking when you change bands, even if it takes a few minutes to
>make a QSO?

It depends on the contest. 

The CQ WW contest changed their 10 min rule so that 
the 10 mins starts when you make the first QSO on 
the new band. 

>Couldn't the operator at least be given the option (i.e. possible values =

Yes - this would cover more cases - and I guess
some ocntests still have a 15 min rule........

Then of course some use number of band changes per hour.


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