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Re: [CQ-Contest] NA February Sprint

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] NA February Sprint
From: Steve London <n2icarrl@gmail.com>
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Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 15:11:06 -0700
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W0MU Mike Fatchett wrote:
> What is the percentage of entries in the Sprint W vs E?  That might be a
> more telling statistic.  Having lots of people on close to you gives you a
> bunch of loud easy contacts on 80m and 40 as well. 

You're almost on the right track, Mike. Look at how the number of east coast 
entries in the Sprint has gone down compared to west coast entries in the last 
20-25 years. The east coast was much more competitive when they had more 
stations to work in their backyards. Seems to me that the east coast contest 
clubs need to beat the bushes to increase activity, just like the NCCC has done 
on the west coast. It boggles the mind that states like MD have become rare 
multipliers in Sprint !

Steve, N2IC
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