[CQ-Contest] Pandemic impact

jimk8mr at aol.com jimk8mr at aol.com
Wed Oct 7 17:52:36 EDT 2020

One more anecdotal observation:
In the past few years in the Ohio QSO Party as a mobile, I had around 850 QSOs. This past August I had 1470!
A few other factors were in play, the State QSO Party Challenge, and the fact that this year August had five full weekends and the OhQP's regular fourth Saturday was a clear date. But COVID was certainly a factor.
For another chance to check things out, I'll be out mobile in the Pennsylvania QSO Party this weekend. Stop by and have some socially distant fun!

73  -  Jim   K8MR

-----Original Message-----
From: Randy Thompson <k5zd at outlook.com>
To: cq-contest at contesting.com <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Wed, Oct 7, 2020 3:49 pm
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Pandemic impact

Want to see how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted contesting?  WPX was the first major contest to feel the effects.  See https://cqwpx.com/stats.htm to view how entries soared with everyone at home.

Will we see the same for CQ WW this year?  If RTTY is any indication, yes!

Randy K5ZD

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