Quick estimate: East Coast participation vs. West Coast participation
2010 ARRL DX CW contest
Compare submitted logs vs. total number of licensed Extras and Generals
CALL AREA 1,2 and 3
Total Extras and Generals: 51,248
Total submitted logs: 450
Participation rate = 1 per 114
CALL AREA 6 and 7
Total Extras and Generals: 68,260
Total submitted logs: 306
Participation rate = 1 per 223
East coast submitted 47% more logs than the west coast.
West coast participation rate per "capita" is 50% less than the east coast.
Call area 5 participated less than both of the coasts, with 111 logs
per 33,492 hams (E, G).
Participation rate = 1 per 302.
73 Jim K6VAR
From: "Dick Green WC1M" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2011 14:11:20 -0400
From: Bud Trench [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, June 18, 2011 1:31 PM
To: 'Dick Green WC1M'
Subject: Comments on Proposed Changes to ARRL DX
I believe these changes are stimulated by a desire to increase participation
in ARRL DX. ... I suspect that the perception is that the current
rules discourage participation from parts of
the US; however, I have never seen any data that supports this perception.
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