[CQ-Contest] Early Contest Rate

James Headrick headrick at radar.nrl.navy.mil
Sun Oct 8 15:15:58 EDT 2000

I believe the main reason why contest QSO rates were low back pre WW II was 
because most people were crystal controlled.  If you were CQing you had to 
tune up and down the Band for replies - no one dropped their call in right 
on your CQ frequency.

Another thing, in the early SS you got separate credit for sending  your 
message and for receiving his message.  73    Jim w3cp

At 11:04 AM 10/5/2000 -0400, Ward Silver wrote:

>I have a certificate from the first SS in 1932 on which the winner from
>the Montana section, W7AAT, is credited with a mighty *9* QSOs over the
>2-week duration.  Now THAT's rate, dudes...  You think Sunday afternoon is
>bad, how about Tuesday morning?
>Barry's probably got a point, by the way.  I am so busy with everything
>going on and all my commitments that I rarely have time to just get on and
>tune around.  But why do I always have time to do email?
>73, Ward N0AX
> > This year at Dayton, Dick, N6AA, presented the
> > results from the 1936 ARRL DX Contest.  As I
> > recall, the winning station worked 90 hours
> > and made a total of 236 QSOs back in 1936.
> >
> > Barry, W5GN
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