I just got back from two days at Dayton. I wish I could've stayed for
Sunday but I had to be back.
There was some mention of this at the ARRL Members forum this morning. I
forget the exact figures but it was noted that a significant majority of
DXers and contesters in the USA are ARRL members. A significant majority
of emergency services members (ARES, etc.) are ARRL members. For the
rest, a majority are not ARRL members.
73, Zack W9SZ
On Fri, 19 May 2006, N7MAL wrote:
> 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 DX stuff.
> 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 right amount.
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