[CQ-Contest] Contest Popularity

Kenneth E. Harker kenharker at kenharker.com
Mon Feb 5 11:42:18 EST 2007

On Sun, Feb 04, 2007 at 07:41:54PM -0800, Eric Hilding wrote:
> Bob, K0RC, wrote:
>  > I don't know whether this formatted page will make it through the reflector,
>  > but the following is the list of all contests with over 2,000 submitted 
> logs. I
>  > sorted the list from the link provided:
>  > http://www.kkn.net/~k5tr/scoredb/contest_list.php
> Wow...talk about a wake-up call as to really how narrow a niche the 
> Contesting Community is within Amateur Radio as a whole!
> I'll bet many of the log submitters in these various major contests would 
> be "Dupes" (i.e., they show up in the same events).
> If someone were to come up with a condensed list of the actual individual 
> "unqiue" players (callsigns) from these collective events as a percentage 
> of the respective event domestic and Internationally licensed operators, 
> this might be even more insightful as to the future.

I would guess that 75+% of those licensed to operate on HF have not 
transmitted a signal on HF in the past year.  If you totalled the number
of HF users Monday to Friday in the last week of October, you might get 
as large a total as the number of operators who show up for CQWW SSB. 

> Yup, we gotta keep makin' hay and having Contesting Fun while the sun still 
> shines (and there are still enough players on the gameboard).
> Tnx for the enlightening info, Bob.
> 73...
> Rick, K6VVA
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Kenneth E. Harker WM5R
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