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Germany's DARC have released statistics for 2020 showing the breakdown of the DARC Community Logbook (DCL) by mode, it says CW made up 51% of all contacts

A translation of the DARC post reads:

Unlike the recently published Club Log statistics, according to which amateur radio apparently only takes place in FT8, the survey by transmission type for the DARC Community Logbook (DCL) says something different:

In roughly the same comparison period, 51% of the DCL QSOs were in CW, 35% in SSB, 12% in FT8, 1% in FT4 and 1% in RTTY.

This roughly corresponds to the distribution of the contacts for the special calls DF7Ø / DP7Ø / DK7ØDARC, DM3ØRSV and most recently DL21EURO.

Further information on the DCL can be found at:
https://www.dxhf.darc.de/~dcl

Source DARC https://darc.de/

DARC give no indication as to how many QSOs their Community logbook actually recorded during 2020.

The popular Club Log records around 66 million QSOs each year and recently published an analysis of their statistics which gives a totally different view of mode activity, see
https://g7vjr.org/2021/03/club-log-acti ... 21-update/

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What we dont know is the propensity for users of each mode to also use club log. It might be that ftzzz users like computers so use clublog whereas us dinosaur cw mode users would prefer to disinvent the computer and so are disinclined to use clublog. Thus the results will be skewed.

Im not sure how youd get a proper answer...if one were needed.

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G4YVM wrote:
What we dont know is the propensity for users of each mode to also use club log. It might be that ftzzz users like computers so use clublog whereas us dinosaur cw mode users would prefer to disinvent the computer and so are disinclined to use clublog. Thus the results will be skewed.

Im not sure how youd get a proper answer...if one were needed.


You have a good point. I upload FT8 to clublog, but I don't use it, just do it because I had quite a few requests to do so.
I don't find clublog intuitive or enjoyable to use.

So that is nearly 27000 contacts of only FT8 added to their database.

On the other hand, looking at the percentage of QSL cards from Germany I have received, more than 60% of them, I get the feeling that the only mode they use there if FT8 :)

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