[CQ-Contest] QST Contest Results

Zack Widup w9sz at prairienet.org
Sat May 20 21:58:43 EDT 2006

I just got back from two days at Dayton.  I wish I could've stayed for 
Sunday but I had to be back.

There was some mention of this at the ARRL Members forum this morning.  I 
forget the exact figures but it was noted that a significant majority of 
DXers and contesters in the USA are ARRL members.  A significant majority 
of emergency services members (ARES, etc.) are ARRL members.  For the 
rest, a majority are not ARRL members.

73, Zack W9SZ

On Fri, 19 May 2006, N7MAL wrote:

> What are the numbers Jim? The ARRL claims, on their website, 152,000 members. How many members on this list? How many members at contesting.com ? I participate in every 'major' contest and I don't see/hear a big drop off in participation. I had a couple of good, sustained, runs during the recent QSO parties weekend indicating there are still a lot of contesters out there.
> In the May QST 17 of the first 27 pages are advertising and pages 106 to 170 are basically all advertising. I think that is 81 pages of advertising. There are 10 pages of operating activities, 3 of which are 2005 SSCW, plus 5 pages of DX stuff.
> I hate to sound like a 'bean-counter' but operating activities are getting 11% of the non-advertising space and DXing is getting 5%. That may just be the right amount.

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