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WES Operating Duration

PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:44 am
by VE3EIB
Hi,

Curious about the 24 hour operating time limit. Is this a contiguous duration? Or can it be spread over the 36 hour event? For example, I had a 5 hour window to operate the WES each day but the first and last contacts for the event were 28 hours apart. :?

73... Nick
http://www.qrz.com/db/VE3EIB

Re: WES Operating Duration

PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:52 pm
by AC2C
Nick -

The opening paragraph of the WES page states:
"The SKCC WES occurs during the weekend containing the second Sunday of each month. The event spans 36 hours, during which participants can operate for a total of no more than 24 hours. The event starts at 1200 UTC on the Saturday before the second Sunday of the month and ends at 2359 UTC on Sunday."

The total of 24 hours can be broken up anyway you want.

Ron, AC2C
SKCC #2748T

Re: WES Operating Duration

PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:40 pm
by VE3EIB
"The total of 24 hours can be broken up anyway you want."

Thanks, Ron. That's the answer I was expecting but wanted to make sure my interpretation was correct before I submit my results. :D

73... Nick
http://www.qrz.com/db/VE3EIB

Re: WES Operating Duration

PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:58 pm
by k8jd
The reason I enjoy the Weekend Sprint events is I don't have to sit up all day and night the way some "contesters" do.
I rarely get more than 8 hours total in several sessions of an hour or two for the weekend Sprints..I still manage to rate in the top third of all entries in the event.