[TRLog] Ten Minute Rule thought
George Fremin III
Thu, 9 Jul 1998 11:18:08 -0700 (PDT)
>>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 =
>NONE, TIME OF FIRST QSO, TIME SINCE CHANGING BANDS)?
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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