[CQ-Contest] ARRL DX CW Contest in QST

David Gilbert xdavid at cis-broadband.com
Mon Aug 26 15:18:41 EDT 2019

Well, N6WM did the QST writeup and he hasn't been a very active 
contester so maybe he just didn't have much to say.  I could only find 
two ARRL contests over the last year where he even submitted a log.  The 
QST article says "full results" for the 2019 phone contest can be found 
online, but the link is empty and just says that something will be 

So yeah ... pretty sad.  I seem to remember not that long ago somebody 
from the ARRL saying they were going to rejuvenate their contesting 
coverage in QST, but that clearly hasn't been the case.

Has anyone ever charted RBN activity over the course of a year ... with 
an overlay for major contest dates ... and sent the results to the 
ARRL?  An even better approach might be to set up a permanent multi-band 
SDR that simply records wideband energy density over time.

Dave   AB7E

>> On Aug 25, 2019, at 6:57 PM, Edward Sawyer <EdwardS at sbelectronics.com> wrote:
>> I am not sure if anyone else was struck like I was as to how sad it was that QST was down to 2 pages for the ARRL DX CW coverage in the August magazine.  No write-up, just some top 10 totals boxes and plaque winners.
>> I never understood why QST dumps virtually all of its adds in the back.  It's an advertiser's nightmare.  Why not allow a couple of advertisers to sponsor a 6 page spread per contest on the 2 ARRL DX contests and get their ads conspicuously displayed?  I am thinking they would be interested.
>> Ed  N1UR

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