[CQ-Contest] Contesting Popularity
w7dra at juno.com
w7dra at juno.com
Mon Dec 21 12:47:26 EST 2015
the reverse beacons tell it all. i can get on 40cw at 0600z and not hear
a single signal and send CQ and have the whole country reverse beacons
light up with my call.
want average evening activity? go to Europe and listen on 80m
mike w7dra ex M/W7DRA/P
On Mon, 21 Dec 2015 10:34:16 -0600 Joe <nss at mwt.net> writes:
> That I will agree with 100%
> The bands are DEAD. the only time they even sound like when I first
> licensed ( 1975 ) is during a contest.
> 20 meters on a Saturday afternoon back then, it was extremely rare
> have a contact where there wasnt a high pitched donal duck above
> and a grumble grumble below you all the time. geez now it's all
> channels like on 2 meters for cripes sake.
> Joe WB9SBD
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> On 12/21/2015 9:37 AM, Leigh S. Jones wrote:
> > As a contested and observer of the bands, I'd like to point up
> that while contest participation and scores have increased over the
> past decades, operation on HF between contests seems to be trending
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >> On Dec 21, 2015, at 6:22 AM, Joe <nss at mwt.net> wrote:
> >> Just kind of a survey folk,,,
> >> Contesting in general.
> >> Is it MORE, or LESS Popular than it used to be.
> >> I mean the level of activity, People operating whether they send
> in a log or not. In other words People just making Contacts for what
> ever reason they have.
> >> And then actual Contesters that send in entries, This should be
> able to be determined by the results.
> >> But the question is.
> >> The level of participation both Contesters, and people just
> making contacts, the level of activity now, vs say in the 90's or
> even 70's or even 60's
> >> How is the level now compared to back then?
> >> Joe WB9SBD
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