[CQ-Contest] Run rates back in the day

Jimk8mr at aol.com Jimk8mr at aol.com
Fri Feb 24 14:59:51 PST 2012

Much slower, but at least on CW the faster rates today have little to do  
with internet and spotting, and a great deal to do with memory keyers and  
computer logging.
Someday give paper logging a try at 35 wpm. Bet you can't print legibly at  
that speed, especially if you have to put down the pencil to start 
I recall a 200 hour on CW from VP2E in 1982, with a memory keyer  and paper 
logs, but well before any spotting networks.
73   -   Jim   K8MR
In a message dated 2/24/2012 12:49:45 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
Ktfrog007 at aol.com writes:


I have a question for old time contesters.  Before the  Internet,  packet 
radio, DX clusters and skimmers, what were typical  CW and SSB contest  
rates?  I imagine they must have  been much less than current  ones.

Kermit,  AB1J

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