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2019 State of the Hobby Results!

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by N8RMA, Apr 10, 2019.

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  1. N8RMA

    N8RMA XML Subscriber QRZ Page

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    Radio amateurs have spoken and the results are in!

    This year had a fantastic turnout for the State of the Hobby survey. I want to specifically thank QRZ.com for generously featuring this on the news portion of the forums not once, but twice. The larger the sample size, the more clearer a picture we get when looking at the results.

    While 2019 not only had the biggest respondent turn out, it was also the longest survey to date. The accompanying report is also the longest, so I suggest getting a nice cup of coffee and settling in. It's worth the read.

    73 - hope to catch you on the air and see you next spring!

    Dustin N8RMA

    2019 State of the Hobby Results
     
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  2. W6FYK

    W6FYK Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thank you
     
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  3. K4KYV

    K4KYV Subscriber QRZ Page

    How do you view this thing? It keeps opening a page with a link then another, then another. Got tired of futzing with it. Waste of time.
     
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  4. W9MMM

    W9MMM Ham Member QRZ Page

    No need to click anything extra just click the sway button. go to the popped up sway office page and scroll down.
     
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  5. VE3BXG

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    The guy does us all a favor, doing the survey. Takes the time to do the survey and prepare a report on the results, and all you can say is "waste of time"? Not nice.
     
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  6. K0EQH

    K0EQH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Pretty simple to view actually. Even an 'old goat' like me got it.... Thanks for the work, interesting results......K0EQH
     
  7. KB9RDS

    KB9RDS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Took the survey last year and again this year. I am amazed at the amount of data and time he has put into this for All of us. Very interesting look into our hobby. Thanks again, Good Job...
     
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  8. K4KYV

    K4KYV Subscriber QRZ Page

    That worked. Initial instructions on how to use it could have been a little more detailed.
     
  9. K7JOE

    K7JOE Ham Member QRZ Page

    Great job. Useful and insightful data. Thanks for taking the time to do this -- that it is an independent "entity" and not our main advocacy group, not political, and not government, says a lot for the validity of the survey. Well done and congrats.
     
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  10. W0PV

    W0PV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks for doing the survey,

    Biggest take-away, "As expected, techs responding to the survey were overwhelmingly for this (adjusted HF privileges), scoring it a 3.95," - so that answers the allegations from naysayers that Tech's don't want it.

    It's disappointing that so many higher class licensee's are opposed - use it or lose it (them) - ie. HF allocations and noob's.
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2019
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