[CQ-Contest] QST vs. NCJ

Michael Keane K1MK k1mk at alum.mit.edu
Tue Jun 19 11:31:34 EDT 2007

At 08:40 PM 6/18/2007, Charles Gallo wrote:

>On 6/18/2007 steve.root at culligan4water.com wrote:
> > I've heard the argument that the ARRL feels there is important
> > information that they have to get out to the members, and they have
> > to do that through QST. Therefore getting NCJ instead of QST 
> isn't an option.
> > The irony of course is that contesters are expected to get the
> > information of interest to them (line scores, etc.) over the
> > Internet but apparently we can't figure out how to get any other
> > news ( "It Seems To Us", Happenings) the same way.
> > The economic argument is probably the most valid, but as a
> > contester/DXer I still feel somewhat slighted.
> > 73 Steve K0SR
>Gee - the NRA manages to get their news out while offering their 
>members 3 or 4 choices of monthly magazine.  The Important editorial 
>and news columns appear in all 3 magazines
>73 de KG2V

Yes, but there are very different economies of scale at work in that 
comparison. The NRA has  approximately 4,300,000 members, while the 
ARRL has approximately 152,000 members. And NCJ has something like 
1500 to 2000 paid subscribers.

Mike K1MK

Michael Keane K1MK
k1mk at alum.mit.edu

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