[CQ-Contest] ARRL DX CW Contest in QST

rjairam at gmail.com rjairam at gmail.com
Mon Aug 26 17:54:25 EDT 2019

Hi David,

I can assure you that Chris is an active contester. He’s more of a RTTY guy
though but he pilots the N6RO superstation.

Ria, N2RJ

On Mon, Aug 26, 2019 at 5:30 PM David Gilbert <xdavid at cis-broadband.com>

> 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
> forthcoming.
> 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.
> 73,
> 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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