What are the numbers Jim? The ARRL claims, on their website, 152,000 members.
How many members on this list? How many members at contesting.com ? I
participate in every 'major' contest and I don't see/hear a big drop off in
participation. I had a couple of good, sustained, runs during the recent QSO
parties weekend indicating there are still a lot of contesters out there.
In the May QST 17 of the first 27 pages are advertising and pages 106 to 170
are basically all advertising. I think that is 81 pages of advertising. There
are 10 pages of operating activities, 3 of which are 2005 SSCW, plus 5 pages of
I hate to sound like a 'bean-counter' but operating activities are getting 11%
of the non-advertising space and DXing is getting 5%. That may just be the
BULLHEAD CITY, AZ
Don't worry about the world coming to an end today.
It's already tomorrow in Australia
----- Original Message -----
From: Jim Reisert AD1C
To: W2RU - Bud Hippisley ; firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2006 14:44
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] QST Contest Results
--- W2RU - Bud Hippisley <W2RU@frontiernet.net> wrote:
> June 2006 QST contains a double-barreled reminder of the unfortunate
> ARRL policy re non-publishing of contest results.
> With all due respect to Ford and Kelly, I firmly believe a simple
> tabulation -- in print -- of *all* (repeat -- *all*) entrants by
> Division and Section does more to encourage youngsters, non-contesters,
> and our fellow club members to get on and make QSOs than all the
> wordsmithing about a handful of elite category leaders.
Bud, the ARRL made a BUSINESS decision. Whether we like to believe it or not,
contesters are a SMALL minority of QST readers. They get the amount of space
proportional to that readership.
I agree it's unfortunate, but we can't change the facts.
73 - Jim AD1C
p.s. I was at Barnes & Noble last week picking up the May "Harpers" to read
article about W6AM's rhombics. While browsing, I noticed a "CQ Magazine"
prominently displayed in front of the "Men's Interest" section (along with
hunting, fishing, etc. magazines) but did not see "QST".
Jim Reisert AD1C, 7 Charlemont Court, North Chelmsford, MA 01863
USA +978-251-9933, <email@example.com>, http://www.ad1c.us
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