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[CQ-Contest] Could Advertising Return Full Contest Score Listings to QST

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Subject: [CQ-Contest] Could Advertising Return Full Contest Score Listings to QST?
From: jpescatore@aol.com
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 07:17:48 -0400 (EDT)
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I guess it has been about 10 years since QST made the decision to remove full 
contest score listings from QST - and I still miss them. CQ magazine still does 
so and I greatly enjoy looking through the full scores to compare my score 
against others I feel I compete against.

However, I understand that the typical 6-8 pages of contest line scores cost 
money and a relatively small percentage of readers ever express interest. But 
if there were some advertisers willing to place ads, would QST consider 
including full line scores for the major contests? 

My check of May QST shows 170 total pages and about 90 pages of ads - let's 
call it one page of ads per page of content. If 6-8 pages of ads could be sold, 
would QST be financially able to include the line scores?

NCJ does this for the Sprints and NA QPs - that is one of the major reasons I 
subscribe to NCJ. If adding those pages to QST is not acceptable, could in be 
done in NCJ? 

I guess another alternative is the coming digital version of QST - since pages 
are cheaper in the e-magazine world, will the digital version of QST carry full 
line scores for contests?

73, John K3TN

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