[CQ-Contest] Contesting Popularity

jimk8mr at aol.com jimk8mr at aol.com
Mon Dec 21 13:46:52 EST 2015

A year or so I did some antenna work for a local non-contest type, on his Tennadyne log periodic. We checked things when I finished and all seemed to be OK. A couple of days later he called and said he thought something wasn't working because he wasn't hearing many signals.

Af first I thought "oh crap", I'm going to have to go back. And then I had another thought. I called him from home while in front of my radio, and asked him if he heard a signal on 14170 (or whatever). He did. Then I tuned up another 20kHz or so and asked him if he heard a signal there. He did. And so on. Of course there was nobody on in between. 

I told him to give me another call if he was still having problems. I haven't heard from him since.

73  -  Jim  K8MR

-----Original Message-----
From: Leigh S. Jones <kr6x at kr6x.com>
To: cq-contest <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Mon, Dec 21, 2015 11:18 am
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Contesting Popularity

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 downward.

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