[CQ-Contest] Subject: Re: ARRL DX CW Contest in QST

Bill Mader billamader at gmail.com
Tue Aug 27 17:12:41 EDT 2019

However I know there used to be expanded results articles online. Do those
still exist? It used to be nice as it also had regional breakdowns -
regional competition is good for those who aren't in Maine or otherwise
operating from the East Coast.

Yes, there are expanded results articles on-line for ARRL Contests at:
http://www.arrl.org/contest-results-articles.  One of the best examples is
the November Sweepstakes SSB Contest articles by Bruce, AA5B, and Scott,
K5TA, of Albuquerque NM.  They are amazing articles with great analysis
that are very useful in the following year's contest preparation.

Bruce and Scott obviously devote many hours to this effort each year and
those of us who care about that contest owe them a lot for their efforts!

Frank makes a good point that the QST articles are a good place to attract
new blood for contesting.  They are like a fishing lure though.  It takes
follow-up from active contesters to help novice contesters enjoy the
experience and want to return to the streams (contests).

With limited editorial pages available, using them wisely is a key element
of QST's management.  There is no comparison between the ARRL DX CW Contest
participation and Field Day regarding the number of participants.  The
latter is a great opportunity to move non-contesters in our direction, even
though it's just an operating event--right.

73, Bill Mader, K8TE
W6H NM Coordinator, Route 66 On-the-Air 7-15 Sep 2019
ARRL New Mexico Section Manager
*ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio**™*
Duke City Hamfest BoD www.dukecityhamfest.org 20-22 Sep 2019
President, Albuquerque DX Association

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