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3851Re: [ARRL-LOTW] Re: 125 Million QSO's Cant be Wrong

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  • Richard DiDonna NN3W
    Apr 1, 2007
      Just bear in mind that instant gratification is not indicative of long-term results.  Seriously, nobody expects even a bureau card until at least 3 months after the QSO....
      My current rate is about 17% for contacts - many of which are contest QSOs.
      73 Rich NN3W
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: timgep
      Sent: Sunday, April 01, 2007 6:29 PM
      Subject: [ARRL-LOTW] Re: 125 Million QSO's Cant be Wrong

      --- In ARRL-LOTW@yahoogrou ps.com, "timgep" <timgep@...> wrote:
      > Congrats! We passed 125 million QSOs on LOTW yesterday.
      > Overall QSL rate is now at 13% and climbing.
      I took a snapshot over the weekend of slightly over
      200,000 new QSOs that came in. Here are my stats:

      Date Total QSO's Total QSL Records
      3/30 125,103,815 8,131,451

      4/1 125,310,347 8,148,561

      diff 206,532 17,110

      So for this time period, the QSL rate for these
      new QSO's is 8.28% Obviously, long-term these QSO's
      will be matched at a much higher rate. Still, this
      8 percent number seems low to me.

      I'm thinking this isn't enough data to predict where
      the LOTW overall QSL rate is headed. Obviously there
      are a lot of factors like RTTY Contest weekends etc.
      I thought this weekend was a good choice for a study,
      since there is no major contest going on.

      I did notice that Friday was a particularly bad day for QSL matches,
      and that it got progressively better over the weekend.

      Tim K6GEP

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