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Past Polls

As you examine these results, keep in mind they only represent the views of those visiting my site and choosing to respond to the poll. In no way can they be taken to represent the views of hams as a whole. (End of disclaimer)

This page had become too large to load in quickly so I've divided the poll results onto separate pages. Each page has or will have 10 polls on it and can be accessed via the links in the header of each table below.

Polls # 171-180   Oct 2013-Aug 2014
#180 - Approximately how many QSOs do you have verified via regular QSL cards?
#179 - In what speed range can you copy CW solidly?
#178 - Check all bands on which you have at least 50 countries worked with CW/QRP.
#177 - How many states have you worked QRP/CW/simple wire antennas?
#176 - Are you working toward the ARRL W1AW Centennial WAS Award?
#175 - Do you use any form of 'spotting' to make contacts?
#174 - Which of the following New Years resolutions have you made?
#173 - Which TYPES of contests and sprints do you like?
#172 - (For USA hams) Which of the following DXCC entities do you consider to be DX for you?
#171 - Which of the following do you chase for awards or pleasure?


Polls # 161-170   Dec 2012-Oct 2013
#170 - Which of the following do you like to do?
#169 - How often do you take QRP/CW portable?
#168 - For which ham activities do you use a computer?
#167 - Which award is or was the hardest to earn with QRP/CW?
#166 - About how many QRP/CW DX QSOs do you have so far in 2013?
#165 - About what percentage of all your QSOs were made with CW?
#164 - On which bands do you have QRP/CW simple wire antennas WAC?
#163 - Which are your favorite HF Bands?
#162 - In which ham activities do you participate regularly?
#161 - On which bands have you worked all 50 states with QRP/CW?


Polls # 151-160   Feb 2012-Dec 2012
#160 - Which Elecraft rigs do you have?
#159 - About what percent of your operating is done using QRP (5W or less) power?
#158 - Do you use any type of DX spotting to assist you in working DX?
#157 - Which best describes how often you operate QRP portable from the field?
#156 - Have you ever built a xmtr/xcvr from scratch (no kits)?
#155 - Which QSL service do you trust most for accuracy?
#154 - On average, how often do you visit my web site?
#153 - How old were you when you made your very first CW QSO?
#152 - At what CW speed (WPM) do you operate most of the time?
#151 - How many states have you worked with QRP?


Polls # 141-150   Apr 2011-Feb 2012
#150 - Which is your favorite of these major contests?
#149 - Have you taken part in our NAQCC monthly sprints?
#148 - Which of the following manufacturers is your MAIN rig from?
#147 - Which of the following TYPE rig do you use most often for QRP?
#146 - When did you make your very first CW/QRP (5W or less) QSO?
#145 - On how many bands 160-6 have you made a QRP/CW/SWA QSO this year?
#144 - How many QRP/CW DX QSO's have you made so far in 2011?
#143 - How many rigs capable of QRP/CW operation do you own?
#142 - Which of these do you use to copy CW most often?
#141 - When did you first use CW on the ham bands?


Polls # 131-140   Jun 2010-Apr 2011
#140 - What is your favorite ham radio activity?
#139 - What CW speed range (in WPM) do you use most often?
#138 - What is your favorite CW band for QRP power levels?
#137 - On average, how many hours a week do you spend on CW?
#136 - In which NAQCC activities have you participated?
#135 - In which decades have you made QRP QSO's regularly?
#134 - What other hobbies do you have?
#133 - What class of ham license do you hold?
#132 - How do you copy CW?
#131 - What is the lowest power you have used to make a CW QSO?


Polls # 121-130   Aug 2009-Jun 2010
#130 - Do you hold a vanity call? If so, for what reason?
#129 - Which device have you used most often to send CW since Jan/2009?
#128 - How do you use QRP at a sunspot max vs. a min?
#127 - Are you a member of the NAQCC?
#126 - How do you use QSL cards, LotW, and eQSL?
#125 - What was the last continent you worked for QRP CW WAC?
#124 - How old were you when first licensed?
#123 - How many different calls have you held?
#122 - On Which bands have you made a QRP CW QSO in 2009?
#121 - When purchasing a rig, what factors are most important to you?


Polls # 111-120   Oct 2008-Aug 2009
#120 - In what situations, if any, would you use QRO over QRP?
#119 - If you operated CW outside of ham radio, how?
#118 - Which of the following antennas do you use currently?
#117 - What source did you use to come to my web site just now?
#116 - Tell us about your logging habits.
#115 - If you have ever spontaneously dropped out of a CW QSO, why?
#114 - When were you first licensed, and what age were you then?
#113 - On which bands have you made a QRP/CW QSO since 12-31-2004?
#112 - Which of the following have you built from a kit?
#111 - When operating mobile, do you:


Polls # 101-110   Dec 2007-Oct 2008
#110 - Which can you do while SENDING (not receiving) CW?
#109 - How do you currently use the WARC bands?
#108 - Which of the following ways have you operated CW?
#107 - Where is your shack located?
#106 - How do you use QSL cards, LotW, and eQSL?
#105 - If you have a pileup for your QRP CQ, whom do you answer?
#104 - Which CW activities do you take part in fairly regularly?
#103 - Which can you do while COPYING (not SENDING) CW?
#102 - What percentage of your CW QSO's in 2007 were made using QRP?
#101 - Which can you do while SENDING (not receiving) CW?


Polls # 91-100   Feb 2007-Dec 2007
#100 - Which of the following have you built from scratch?
#99 - Do you own a vanity call? For which reasons?
#98 - Which of the following keying methods do you use?
#97 - When did you first use CW on the ham bands?
#96 - What CW bandwidth do you use most often for..
#95 - What best describes your MAIN station rig (manufacturer, etc.)?
#94 - How often do you use a SK, bug, keyer, etc.?
#93 - To which publications do you subscribe or read regularly?
#92 - What is your favorite ham radio activity?
#91 - How do you help preserve CW?


Polls # 81-90   Mar 2006-Feb 2007
#90 - What are your CW plans following the 12/15 anti-CW FCC decision?
#89 - To which of the following CW/QRP clubs do you belong?
#88 - How many hours a week do you use CW?
#87 - Check all items that apply to the new NAQCC WAS Bear Hunt:
#86 - Who is your ham 'hero'?
#85 - Check all items you like to read about or see in my diary:
#84 - What do you think the 40M QRP frequency should be?
#83 - What are your CW plans for Field Day?
#82 - Are you a member of the NAQCC?
#81 - How has your use of CW changed over the years?


Polls # 71-80   May 2005-Mar 2006
#80 - How do you copy CW most of the time?
#79 - What are you going to do in 2006 to promote CW?
#78 - Which QRP/CW activities do you engage in REGULARLY?
#77 - On which band have you worked the most countries?
#76 - What are your ham plans this winter near a sunspot minimum?
#75 - When did you first learn Morse Code?
#74 - In which range is your top CW copying speed?
#73 - Which of the following antennas do you use regularly?
#72 - What is your favorite on-air activity?
#71 - Which MF/HF CW band is your favorite?


Polls # 61-70   Jul 2004-May 2005
#70 - In which of the following NAQCC activities are you participating?
#69 - Of how many QRP clubs are you a member?
#68 - In which "major" contest(s) have you participated using QRP?
#67 - Have you ever operated (Portable, Mobile, etc.)?
#66 - How many QSL cards have you collected?
#65 - Are you planning to work for the new NAQCC awards?
#64 - Are you planning to join the new NAQCC or have you already joined?
#63 - How many CW QRP QSO's have you made during your ham career?
#62 - What would you do if there were no Morse code in ham radio?
#61 - Which of the following do you belong to or use?


Polls # 51-60   Sep 2003-Jul 2004
#60 - What are your plans for the sunspot minimum?
#59 - If you have a computer in your shack, how do you use it?
#58 - What is your license class?
#57 - What is the brand of your MAIN rig?
#56 - What do you do to help preserve Morse code on the ham bands?
#55 - About how many CW QSO's did you have in 2003?
#54 - What speed do you use most often for CW?
#53 - Check all the reasons you like to operate CW?
#52 - How easy, or difficult was the written portion of your ham exam?
#51 - How many different calls have you held in your ham career?


Polls # 41-50   Nov 2002-Sep 2003
#50 - How easy, or difficult, was it for you to learn Morse code?
#49 - At what age were you first licensed?
#48 - What do you use most often to send Morse Code?
#47 - When is most of your on-air time?
#46 - With 5 being best, how do you rate the idea of eQSL's?
#45 - Check all ham gear you have built from scratch (no kits).
#44 - What percentage of your operating is done using QRP?
#43 - Are you a FISTS member?
#42 - What power level do you use most often?
#41 - About how often do you visit my site?


Polls # 31-40   Jan 2002-Nov 2002
#40 - On which bands have you worked 100 or more countries w/QRP?
#39 - What rig (manufacturer) do you use most often for QRP?
#38 - What makes you most proud in ham radio?
#37 - How did you learn Morse Code?
#36 - On which bands do you have all 50 states worked on CW?
#35 - Which of the following CW related activities do you enjoy?
#34 - To which of the following organizations do you belong?
#33 - Check all the awards you have earned using QRP.
#32 - How old were you when you learned Morse Code?
#31 - What percentage of your operating is done using CW?


Polls # 21-30   Mar 2001-Jan 2002
#30 - What is your favorite winter CW contest?
#29 - How did you first find my site?
#28 - Check all bands on which you use QRP.
#27 - What is your main ham radio goal this winter?
#26 - Which of the following fall contests are you most looking forward to?
#25 - On average, how many days a week do you operate CW?
#24 - What feature do you find most useful on my site?
#23 - What is your favorite Morse Code band?
#22 - With 5 being best, how do you rate the idea of eQSLs?
#21 - What do you use most often to send Morse Code?


Polls # 11-20   May 2000-Mar 2001
#20 - Where (how) did you learn Morse Code?
#19 - How old were you when you learned Morse Code?
#18 - How many states have you worked on 12 Meters?
#17 - What do you do when you receive a QSL card?
#16 - Why do you use QRP?
#15 - Which rig (manufacturer) do you use most often for QRP?
#14 - How many countries have you worked with QRP?
#13 - How many pieces of homebrew gear do you have?
#12 - How many hours are you on the air each week?
#11 - Which is your favorite contest?


Polls # 1-10   Jul 1999-May 2000
#10 - When were you first licensed?
#9 - What is your best antenna (highest gain)?
#8 - Which award are you most proud of or would most like to earn?
#7 - In which range is your top copying speed?
#6 - What percentage of your operating is done using QRP?
#5 - How many pieces of homebrew gear do you have?
#4 - Which of the following most closely describes your favorite on-air activity?
#3 - What percentage of your operating is done using CW?
#2 - What are your favorite features on my site?
#1 - What is your favorite HF band?