I think another BIG issue with the decline in contesting is frankly
that ALL hobbies are declining
If you look, Americans are working MORE hours per week, and more
families have 2 working parents than in the heyday of contesting
We simply have less free time - every year
For instance - I leave for work at 6:00am - get home at 5:30 - then I
cook dinner, because my wife won't get home until 6:30. By the time I
help the kids with their homework, and other daily chores, it's
Then on the weekends, you have to fit in all the other things you
couldn't do during the week - that is IF your not working
Frankly fitting a specific 48hr block of time is a laugh - yeah RIGHT.
Fitting in 24 hrs for Field day is hard enough
12hours for a QSO party MIGHT be do-able a couple of times a year
Of course, once your older, your kids are off on their own etc, you
have more free time - any wonder why the serious contesters are in the
50s and 60s?
73 de KG2V
For the Children - RKBA!
A man's got to know his limitations.
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