On Jan 29, 2009, at 4:13 AM, James Cain wrote:
> A week or two ago the "web survey" question on the front page of the
> arrl web site was "About how many CW QSOs do you think you made in
> 2008, excluding contest contacts?"
> I checked "Less than 5," which was probably a stretch.
I think I made somewhere between 50 and 100.
> I guess contest contacts aren't "real" contacts.
Contest contacts are different from casual contacts. The CW
proficiency required for a contest contact is very different. CW
contests also seem to activate the CW bands -- perhaps this survey
attempts to see how much other kind of CW activity there is.
> 40 percent of respondents checked "I don't work CW."
The vast majority of hams didn't pass a CW requirement for their
license, and some that did have long ago forgotten it. so this isn't
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