[CQ-Contest] ARRL Rookie Contest
rjairam at gmail.com
Sun Feb 14 08:33:32 PST 2010
Agreed, and I might add that today's "novices" are more likely to have
a computer in their shack than a veteran ham.
Of course any "serious" contester will have a computer in his shack
these days, that's a given.
On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 7:24 PM, Charlie Gallo <Charlie at thegallos.com> wrote:
> 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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