[CQ-Contest] ARRL Membership/QST Readership Survey

Bob Raymond, WA1Z wa1z at rgraymond.com
Fri May 14 11:24:24 EDT 2004

Born in 1975  
Licensed for 19 years
Spending $1000-1500/year
and hopefully plenty of "upside" in future spending and skill!

There's still hope, Jim!
Bob WA1Z

>Message: 9
>Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 00:08:36 -0000
>From: "Barry " <w2up at mindspring.com>
>Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] ARRL Membership/QST Readership Survey
>To: Jim Idelson <k1ir at designet.com>, cq-contest at contesting.com
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>My guess about contesters:
>Born in 1954
>Licensed for 35 years
>Spending $1000  (average, but I bet there's a very wide variation)
>Barry W2UP
>On 11 May 2004 Jim Idelson wrote:
>> See June QST pages 45-47. Take a look at the statistics about "Joe
>> Hamm". I'm sorry, but it gets me depressed when I think about it. 
>> in 1945, licensed for 25 years, retired, spending less than $800 a
>> year on the hobby . . . ugh.
>> Can we run the same stats on the contesting population? I hope the
>> numbers will be more uplifting.
>> Jim Idelson K1IR
>> email    k1ir at designet.com
>> web    http://www.designet.com/k1ir

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