[CQ-Contest] ARRL Rookie Contest

Charlie Gallo Charlie at TheGallos.com
Fri Feb 12 16:24:25 PST 2010

On 2/12/2010 Doug Smith wrote:

> The target audience 
> of this contest is far less likely to have a computer in their shack.

You really think so?  It's 2010.  It's estimated that 78+ percent of US Households had a computer in 2007

I'd bet that in ham radio (lets face it, Ham Radio is discretionary spending), the number approaches 100%, except for a few old diehards who LIKE manual logging

Now, broadband connections are another matter, as there are places where they are just NOT available (I have a friend who is waiting for the next leg of cable TV to be put in , as it has only reached as far as next door.  He doesn't want the TV, he wants broadband)

I personally think 10 minutes is a BIT tight, for the simple matter if you are stuck on dialup, it might be an issue, but I could easily see 30 minutes

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