[CQ-Contest] possible changes for CQ VHF Contest

Edward Sawyer EdwardS at sbelectronics.com
Wed Jul 24 10:08:02 EDT 2019

Chris, As I mentioned privately to Ria.  Clublog states to not draw any conclusions about overall activity vs their uploaded logs.  My personal tests have shown that FT8 is very much over-represented by FT8.  I base that on CQing and seeing how many of the responders are CLublog uploaders as well as scanning the band and recording the same.  Surprisingly, only 25% were showing up on Clublog.  I would venture to guess 90% of FT8 activity is showing up on clublog (it’s a guess only).

Tune around and do your own research.  I did.  And the answers made more sense.


Ed  N1UR

From: Chris Plumblee [mailto:chris.plumblee at gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 9:59 AM
To: Edward Sawyer
Cc: cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] possible changes for CQ VHF Contest

Clublog statistics support (approximately) that ratio of FT8 to CW + SSB + RTTY and other digital qsos. I was also surprised.

Chris W4WF

On Wed, Jul 24, 2019 at 8:28 AM Edward Sawyer <EdwardS at sbelectronics.com<mailto:EdwardS at sbelectronics.com>> wrote:
"70% of ham traffic is now FT8."

I am curious where this datapoint is coming from?

Ed  N1UR
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