Re: Second FT8 test of the RTTY RU module v3.7
Hmmmm.. Unfortunately I used logic when I read the rules. Your argument is sound. I suspect this may be a short-lived new rule as it makes little sense. One might as well not operate on the second day.
This discussion needs to move to the ARRL-contesting forum. If I get any clarification, I will report back.
73 -- Larry -- W1DYJ
Sent: Wednesday, January 01, 2020 11:16
Subject: Re: [N3FJPSoftwareUsers] Second FT8 test of the RTTY RU module v3.7
I am not so sure.
The way I read it, if you start the contest, operate for an hour, take a 30 minute break (break 1), operate for an hour, take a 30 minute break (break 2), then the remainder of the time, actually operating or not, counts as operating time. That would include your 6 hour sleep period. Your allowed "24 hours of operating time" would only be 25 hours of clock time.
On 20/01/01 11:10, Larry Banks via Groups.Io wrote:
It appears to be very straightforward to me. In calculating your 24 hours of "score-pertinent-on-time" you are only allowed two breaks of at least 30 minutes each. More than two breaks don't count as breaks and do count toward your maximum of 24 hours of on-time.