The 2020 State of the Hobby Survey is here!

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by N8RMA, May 15, 2020.

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  1. N8RMA

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    It's time for the fourth annual State of the Hobby survey! Last year saw a huge increase in participation and I hope to continue that trend in 2020. Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey for this year and share with your radioactive peers. You can check out the survey link, along with previous results on my blog!

    The community continues to be an excellent source of data for this survey and I could not even hope to acommplish our goals without support from each and every one of you. I want to extend a HUGE thank you for this.

    W4JHU, N6YT, W4HM and 2 others like this.
  2. WR2E

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    Looking forward to the results again this year. You do a good job analyzing the results!
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  3. K3XR

    K3XR Ham Member QRZ Page

    I got this far into your survey "This survey is important for hams around the world for a few reasons." Just curious if you will be (or have in previous surveys) posting the number of hams in the countries responding versus the number participating in the survey? This either by country or a sum total of all respondents.

    Was curious about the sample size and how that affects the accuracy of the survey?

    What has your research indicated?
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  4. N8RMA

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    Just a note - when I kick the survey off I'm inundated with questions and comments. I will try to get back to everyone as quickly as I can!
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  5. KG5THG

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    Thank you for the survey. The question "In the last 12 months, what NEW repeaters have gone operational in your area?" may should have none as an option? You can leave it blank, which I assume will translate to none (at least it didn't yell at me about leaving the question blank).
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  6. W7UUU

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    Interesting survey! I agree with KG5THG - "none" should have been an option on repeaters but it allowed me to leave it blank.

    When/where will the results be posted?

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  7. KD2NOM

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  8. W4HWD

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    When I was first licensed nobody referred to amateur radio as a "hobby".
    It's actually called the Amateur Radio Service.
    Last time I checked the federal government didn't license or regulate any hobbies.
    And, Hobby Lobby doesn't sell radio gear.
    N7KO, KN6SD, WA6Q and 7 others like this.
  9. K3XR

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    The Amateur Radio Service is a great hobby.
    N8TGQ, AJ6KZ, K0VYD and 1 other person like this.
  10. NN2X

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    Completed the survey...I focused on obtaining the young adults, this is the key...Go to any local Ham club and the average age are senior citizens. I used to promote Ham radio at the private schools, 1st grade to 8th grade and performed the "Show and Tell" (This is while my son attended to these schools / My son's calls are KI5FJE). That worked well...

    Ham radio has to re brand itself, and market in a large scale across the USA to young adults, other wise, the Ham community will shrink. In the 1970 and 80, the CB was Ham radio farming grounds today, we don't have this channel. We all know how great Ham Radio is, we just have to expose this great hobby to the young adults, so they can have the same enjoyment we have today

    NN2X, Tom
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