Re: Operating time
Gilbert Baron W0MN
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A good explanation for a contest with a time off minimum. How about one like 160CW where there is no off requirement. If I want to track how many hours I actually was on and searching or CQing or actually participating must I simply close the N1MM window? If I do that is operating time only the amount of time the window was open or what? Seems no easy way other than closing down N1MM because no way for it to tell if I am at the radio or just listening or what I am doing especially if I am not turning any radio knobs. Not a big deal as I could keep track of my own time but wonder what happens in the no off time required case.
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From: N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io <N1MMLoggerPlus@groups.io> On Behalf Of ve3ki
N1MM+ calculates on and off times the same way the contest scorers do. Operating time includes any clock minute during which a contact is logged, as well as idle clock minutes that do not qualify as off time. Off time during the contest requires 30 (or 60, depending on the contest rules) consecutive full clock minutes during which no contacts are logged. In effect, the off time clock starts at the beginning of the clock minute after the last logged QSO and continues until the beginning of the clock minute before the next logged QSO, and if there are not enough such consecutive minutes to meet the contest rules for off times, that time interval counts as operating time. Full clock minutes at the beginning and end of the contest during which no contact is logged qualify as off time and do not count towards the operating time.
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