[CQ-Contest] ARRL DX CW Contest in QST

James Cain jamesdavidcain at gmail.com
Tue Aug 27 09:47:11 EDT 2019

I think QST magazine's two pages for each segment of the ARRL DX Contest
are just fine; a Top Ten box for every entry category.

ARRL contest line scores are memorialized in full in the on-line score
listings, which can be sorted any way you like for easy reading and
analysis. And there's space on line for all the writing, soapbox, and
photos we want, more than ever could be published on paper.

Ancient contest results articles published in the magazine are all
available in the QST Archives. Want to see how you did in the 1962 Novice
Roundup? Go download that issue of QST and there you are in all your glory.

The economics of paper publishing are nightmarish and getting worse. Ask
the publisher of your local newspaper, if you still even have one. People
who think that QST should give half of its editorial space to one percent
of its membership (contesters) are delusional.

(Look at my qrz.com page before flaming. Thank you.)


Every contest participant needs to be included in the results article! It
could be pretty discouraging to participate in your first ARRL contest and
not see your score listed in the results article.


On Mon, Aug 26, 2019 at 5:32 PM <john at kk9a.com> wrote:

>* I agree, articles to attract new contesters would be great.  Also it*
>* is nice to show more than top ten scores, many little pistol ops would*
>* love to see their callsign in the magazine. CQ Magazine still does this.*
>* John KK9A*
>* Frank W3LPL wrote:*
>* The DX Contest results article in September QST (now available via the*
>* ARRL homepage) is just as awful.*
>* Someone at ARRL HQ needs to undertake a serious review of how contest*
>* results are reported in QST. IMHO contest results articles should not be*
>* directed at the committed contester audience, every one of us knows
>* to look for the on-line results. The articles should be written to
>* the*
>* interest of the not-yet-committed.*
>* 73*
>* Frank*
>* W3LPL*

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