WSJT Growth / NA Activity Periods
The number of stations looking for random contacts on the call frequencies
has greatly diminished while the weekend activity level is higher than it
used to be.
There are probably several things that influence this. Several stations have
been wsjt rover during activity periods passing out new grids.The majority
of stations are making scheduled contacts on the pj logger instead of
calling CQ on the call frequency. Several just look for new stations to show up
checking the earwigging pages looking for new grids or stations that
qualify for maybe the 10K Super Seven Award. These are all worth while
activities. I think a balanced approach between these modes is best. I tryto make schedules and random contacts Saturday mornings.
The stations who make contacts and decode distant stations are all
encouraged to submit a simple report that is published so others will know
what we are doing. These reports help promote meteor scatter however the
number of stations reporting is 'small' . This puzzles me as sending in a report
only takes a few minutes and the intent of sharing this information is justified.
When was the last time you read in one of our amateur publications anything at allabout our meteor scatter activities. So I encourage you to sent those reports into
WA5DJJ (Saturday) and KS7S (Sunday). They might encourage someone to
join the fun plus this information is not available other places.
So what is the point of my message? Weekends (mornings) continue to be the
best time for high speed meteor scatter activity periods. Although there is daily
activity I believe we should continue a focus on activity periods. Like the random activity
there is also a noticed reduction in two meter activity. Why?
Where will we be this time next year? Seems we should have well over 100
earwigging most weekends and many stations calling CQ. What do you think can be done to
grow the database of wsjt users in NA? For now I recommend we all support
the weekly activity periods, focus on quality contacts and report our activity during
the weekend mornings to David and Jim.What else can be done to promote NA meteor scatter? Some team shouldstudy this and put together an action plan!
Just my comments, not worth too much.