I received a Top Ten log from a DXer who ran the JARTS RTTY contest. I am going
to analyze this information this week and post some of the findings. With this
larger dataset, I am sure the numbers will change.
For example, those supposedly "old fellows" over there in the United Kingdom
are really not 68.1 years on average. Preliminary investigate of this 2,000+
entry log reveals their average age to be 54.8 years.
My log was obviously biased. The only conclusion I can make is that the
seasoned "G" contesters are better at getting their signals into the upper
Midwest of the USA??? What is that old saying... "Age and wisdom triumph youth
and exuberance!" :-)
As I mentioned in my original message, I did this analysis "just for fun" and
the results will contain a lot of "bullet holes". In any case, I hope you enjoy
looking at some of these spreadsheets while you wait for the contest season to
73 de Bob - KØRC in MN
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Sent: Tuesday, October 24, 2006 12:55 PM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Average ages of contesters...
In a message dated 10/24/2006 9:19:02 AM Eastern Standard Time,
58.3 USA (209)
Yea and some of us late fifties types are getting a little old to look
forward to 48 hours in the chair. Who's coming behind us?
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