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Polls
(#231-240 October 2018-August 2019)



#232 - What are your ham radio plans for 2019?
Date: 12/15/18-1/14/19 --- Voters: 37

What                         Nr     %
Be more active on the bands  19   51%
Improve CW skills and speed  18   49%
Do more portable ops         12   32%
Erect a new antenna           8   22%
Earn more awards              5   14%
Enter more contests           5   14%
Keep the status quo           4   11%
Something not listed here     4   11%
Get a new rig                 0    0%
Get a new key                 0    0%
Move to a better location     0    0%


I'm glad to see the way the results turned out with the choices concerned with operating garnering the most votes and the "monetary" choices at the bottom. Based on that, my next poll about money spent on the hobby in 2019 will have a lot of "Nothing" votes. We'll see.



#232 - What would you most like for Christmas?
Date: 11/15/18-12/14/18 --- Voters: 58

What                     Nr     %
I have all I need        22   38%
A new rig                11   19%
A new antenna             5    9%
A new shack computer      4    7%
A new key bug or paddle   3    5%
A new operating desk      3    5%
A new location            3    5%
A new antenna tuner       2    3%
A new tower               2    3%
New headphones            2    3%
A new keyer               1    2%


I guess most of us are happy with what we have or wish to make it easy on Santa this year. It was nice to see a hefty increase in the number of voters for this poll. The more votes, the more interesting and a more accurate representation in the results.



#231 - How old were you when you started using QRP CW regularly?
Date: 10/15/18-11/14/18 --- Voters: 29

Age                 Nr     %
Less than 15         1    3%
15 to 19             3   10%
20 to 29             3   10%
30 to 39             3   10%
40 to 49             7   24%
50 to 59             4   14%
60 to 69             3   10%
70 or older          2    7%
I never use QRP CW   3   10%


It looks like there is no specific age when the urge to use QRP first strikes. A slight peak in the 40-49 age group, but that's about the only anomaly I see in the results.