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Re: [CQ-Contest] 1 million qsos ?

To: K3MQ - Bob Johnson <k3mq@arrl.net>, "contesting.com" <cq-contest@contesting.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] 1 million qsos ?
From: John Brosnahan -- W0UN <shr@swtexas.net>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 14:25:22 -0600
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At 28-01-09 12:07, K3MQ - Bob Johnson wrote:
>I was looking at the eQSL "power users" page and noticed several ops 
>had uploaded large numbers of qsos over time. Most notable were AA3B 
>with 441,167 q's and N3RS with 396,169.
>... which begs the question ... has any one individual ever logged 
>one million qsos which are verifiable? By verifiable, I mean they 
>are documented in an electronic log or paper log which is available 
>for scrutiny? This also would exclude M/M stations.
>Certainly anyone who did this has to be a big-time long term contester.
>Just wondering ...


I recall that Dick, KV4AA, held some yearly QSO record in the Guiness 
Book of Records.  Don't recall the numbers but it was something 
40,000 or 50,000 per year (or maybe double that!).  So that would 
take 20-25 years -- certainly within his capability.  And "only" 
requires 100+ plus per day and that would take and hour or two at the 
rate he used to rip them off.

Someone surely recalls the details better than I do -- just thought I 
would get someone else's brain cells working on it by this preliminary answer.

--John  W0UN

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