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percent of hams participating in contests

Aug 30th 2018, 16:47

AE8W

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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Are there any statistics for this?

The county I live in has nearly 2000 hams per QRZ. I get the impression, from my own anecdotal data gathering of reading ham club email, that there are maybe 100 hams that participate in the entire county. That sounds very low, but I will bet that there are definitely less than 200.

What is reality?

-Jeff NE1U

Jun 17th 2020, 15:05

K8BZ

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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Apparently more contesters than forum readers, HI.
Aug 26th 2021, 13:26

N1JWW

Joined: May 21st 2007, 08:26
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I make contacts with contesters during State QSO partys..... Does that make me a contester? I hope not....

N1JWW
Nov 5th 2021, 12:31

K0TQ

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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At this time I am experiencing one of the toughest issues to resolve that I've dealt with in my 25+ years of contesting. I can totally understand why new hams may be shy of getting into today's contesting environment with all the software, SDR rigs, etc. Sort of makes me miss the old simple times. Okay, that's my soap box, see everyone on CW Sweeps! 73!

Michael K0TQ
Jan 10th, 10:47

KG5VK

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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Quote by K0TQ
At this time I am experiencing one of the toughest issues to resolve that I've dealt with in my 25+ years of contesting. I can totally understand why new hams may be shy of getting into today's contesting environment with all the software, SDR rigs, etc. Sort of makes me miss the old simple times. Okay, that's my soap box, see everyone on CW Sweeps! 73!

Michael K0TQ


Michael, In what way are you having issues
Drop me an email and I will help or refer you to someone that can
Yes, there are a lot of software choices for everything these days
I recommend trying one and then another until you find what works best for you, for me I like N1MM+ not just because it is FREE but mainly because of the great support from the N1MM+ Team

Drop me an email, maybe I can help you find the right tools so you too will Love contesting

Happy New Year!
Steve KG5VK
KG5VK at ARRL dot ORG
Jan 16th, 11:12

W5ESE

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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I collected some Sweepstakes participation data, and compared to the number of licensees at the time.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Adwk-EdjLG6D1QQ8s8rSmIJvPt6RATUJvn9inctwQtU/edit?usp=sharing

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