[CQ-Contest] Contest Participation (U vs A)
btippett at alum.mit.edu
Wed Jun 11 16:25:51 EDT 2008
This is incomplete but probably statistically significant data.
Both sets of data are from the single-op all band Final Summaries on 3830
(excludes multiops, single band, etc). Contest sponsors have the complete
data set and should be able to draw their own conclusions. The question at
hand, "Which CW category, Unassisted or Assisted, is the most popular?"
2007 ARRL CW Sweepstakes entries:
HP LP QRP Total %
U 119 164 36 359 75
A 99 18 0 117 25
2007 CW WW CW entries:
U 179 153 25 357 63
A 166 44 1 211 37
U 716 69
A 328 31
If I were a contest sponsor, I would think carefully about the
potential impact of Skimmer on participation before allowing it in
Unassisted categories. The Unassisted entries above have already spoken
through their participation regarding their preference for "assistance".
Allowing Skimmer in Unassisted could have unintended consequences on
73, Bill W4ZV
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