Survey about the IARU R1 VHF&up contests - 2017

Lädt!

1. Do you participate in the IARU R1 June (50/70 MHz) contest?

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a. Yes, every year
b. Yes, but not every year
c. I do not participate in this contest
 

2. Do you participate in the IARU R1 September (145 MHz) contest?

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a. Yes, every year
b. Yes, but not every year
c. I do not participate in this contest
 

3. Do you participate in the IARU R1 October (UHF/Microwaves) contest?

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a. Yes, every year
b. Yes, but not every year
c. I do not participate in this contest
 

4. Do you operate as:

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a. A single operator?
b. A member of a multi-operator team?
 

5. How much time do you normally spend on the band during the IARU R1 VHF&up contests?

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a. Less than 2 hours
b. More than 2 hours but less than 6 hours
c. More than 6 hours but less than 12 hours
d. More than 12 hours
e. Any of the above, depending on the contest, band and my motivation/available time!

 

 

 

6. What is your main motivation to participate in the contests?

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a. I enjoy contesting
b. I like searching for DX stations
c. I participate to mainly give points to my friends
d. I participate to test/evaluate changes to my setup (antennas, transceivers, …)
e. I use contests to investigate/evaluate propagation conditions
 

7. Do you also participate in the sub regional (national) contests?

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a. Yes
b. Occasionally
c. No, I only participate in the IARU R1 contests
 

8. The 50/70 MHz MGM category had attracted only 14 entries in the last 3 years (more in 2016 than in 2015 and 2014). Should the MGM section be:

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a. Deleted
b. Retained for a few more years to see if it attracts more entries
c. I don’t care
 

9. Should a MGM section be added to the 2m and 70cm contests?

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a. Yes
b. No
c. I don’t care
 

10. Would the 6H category as it is currently set for 2m and 70cm contest be of interest also for 50/70 MHz?

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a. Yes
b. No
c. I don’t care
 

11. The 145 MHz and 435 MHz MO-6H category is not attracting a lot of entrants (in 2015/2016/2017: 7/26/25 on 145 MHz and 6/4/4 on 435 MHz). Would you support merging SO-6H and MO-6H into a single category?

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a. Yes, one 6H category with any number of operators would be fine
b. Yes, SO-6H should stay, and MO-6H should be removed
c. No, I prefer having SO-6H and MO-6H as two separate categories
d. I don’t care
 

12. SO section typically holds 800+ entries on 2m and 300+ entries on 70cm. A new SO category might increase the motivation of the SO contesters and could attract new ones too. What do you think about introducing a new SO LP category on 2m and 70cm that would restrict PEP to 100W and limit the number of antenna systems to one (one directional antenna or one directional antenna array)? It is estimated that such a new section would hold approximately one half of all SO entrants.

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a. This is a good idea
b. This is not a good idea
c. I don’t care
 

13. MO section typically holds 300+ entries on 2m and 100+ entries on 70cm. A new MO category might increase the motivation of the MO contesters and could attract new ones too. What do you think about introducing a new MO LP category on 2m and 70cm that would restrict PEP to 100W and limit the number of antenna systems to one (one directional antenna or one directional antenna array)? It is estimated that such a new section would hold approximately one third of all MO entrants.

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a. This is a good idea
b. This is not a good idea
c. I don’t care
 

14. With the same rationale as for the previous question, what do you think about introducing new MO SA category on 2m and 70cm that would limit the number of antenna systems to one (one directional antenna or one directional antenna array)? It is estimated that such a new section would hold approximately one third of all MO entrants.

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a. This is a good idea
b. This is not a good idea
c. I don’t care
 

15. What is your view on creating an overlay category for non-assisted entries (those not using DXC, KST, …)?

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a. This is a good idea
b. This is not a good idea
c. I don’t care
 

16. Do you believe additional categories should be introduced in the bands 23cm and above? If you answer "Yes", please provide your suggestions in the last step (#35).

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a. Yes
b. No
c. I don’t care
 

17. How do you supply your contest log?

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a. Via the National VHF/Contest Manager/Society
b. Directly to the IARU robot
c. I never send the log
 

18. Should the log upload only be possible directly to the IARU robot (and not via National VHF/Contest Manager/Society)?

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a. Yes
b. No
c. I never send the log
d. I don’t care
 

19. Currently, you have to upload your log no later than eight days after the end of the contest. Is the eight day deadline:

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a. Too short
b. About right
c. Could be made even shorter
d. I never send the log
 

20. If you never send your log, what is your main reason for not sending your log?

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a. I don’t have time
b. I don’t know how to send a log
c. I don’t think sending a log with just few QSOs is needed nor it is important to the contest organizer
d. I don’t care about the contest at all – I enjoy making QSOs and contest are good opportunity to do so
e. I always send the log
 

21. Do you use ON4KST during the contests?

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a. Yes, actively
b. Yes, only monitoring
c. No
 

22. Do you use the DX Cluster during the contests?

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a. Yes, actively
b. Yes, only monitoring
c. No
 

23. Should self-spotting be strictly forbidden in all of the IARU R1 VHF&up contests?

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a. Yes
b. No
b. I don’t care
 

24. Is the practice to add your own CQ QRG to your name on the ON4KST chat or sending general announcements on ON4KST chat or DX Cluster with your CQ QRG:

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a. Acceptable
b. Not acceptable
c. I don’t care
 

25. Do you use the live scoring board (http://slovhf.net/claimed/) during the contests?

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a. Yes, I publish my score in real time
b. Yes, but I only monitor score of other participants
c. Yes, but I publish my score only after the contest is finished
d. No, I don’t use it as I don’t think publishing your own score in real time has any benefit
e. I did not know this service exist
 

26. FM/PM modulation is permitted on all the bands by the current rules. Would you support limiting mode of operation to only SSB and CW on the bands 10 GHz and below?

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a. Yes
b. No
c. I don’t care
 

27. Should the IARU R1 VHF&up contest rules (including sections) apply also to sub-regional contests?

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a. Yes
b. No
c. I don’t care
 

28. What is your age?

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a. >60
b. 50 … 60
c. 40 … 50
d. 30 … 40
e. 20 … 30
d. <20
 

29. For how long are you an amateur radio operator?

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a. <5 years
b. <10 years
c. <20 years
d. >20 years
 

30. For how long are you contesting on VHF&up bands?

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a. <5 years
b. <10 years
c. <20 years
d. >20 years
 

31. Do you also take part in HF contest?

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a. Yes, regularly
b. Yes, now and then
c. No
 

32. What is your call sign (optional, you may leave it blank)?

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33. What is the call sign of MO team you are part of (optional, you may leave it blank)?

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34. What are the first 4 characters of your Locator (optional, you may leave it blank)?

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35. What additional comments, suggestions or thoughts would you like to provide?

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