6-hour Mountaintopper rule: CQ World Wide VHF Contest 2012
From the CQ World Wide VHF Contest Rules http://www.cqww-vhf.com/CQVHFContestRules2012.pdf:
That 6 continuous hour rule -- what if I were to do 3 hours in two consecutive days? Anyone know if that would be acceptable or do they mean continuous literally? Anyone from the CQ organization care to answer?
4. Hilltopper. This is a single-op QRP portable category for an all-band entry limited in time to a maximum of 6 continuous hours. Backpackers and portables who do not want to devote resources and time to the full contest period are encouraged to participate, especially to activate rare grids. Any power source is acceptable.
Obviously a simple e-mail to CQ would do the job, but putting the question here answers the question for everyone.
Last edited by KI6TQT; 07-11-2012 at 07:04 PM.
My understanding of the rule is that it must be 6 continuous hours. So, if you wanted to, you could work from 2100-0300 (I wouldn't advise this as that would likely be a window with less than optimal number of stations and poor propagation). But you can't do three hours one day and pick a non-continuous three hour slot the next day. Remember, you'll be QRP so QSOs will be more difficult than with 100 watts.
Originally Posted by KI6TQT
Hope that helps.
73, Jim N3AWS
Interesting rule. Well, I'm sure they have their reasons. I suppose I'll hop in at 1800z for the first QSO and see if I can make it to 0000z -- I'd heard that the first hour is the very busiest, so I'll want to be on the air at that point.
Originally Posted by N3AWS