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View Poll Results: What is your Geographic location
South East 23 21.70%
South West 14 13.21%
Midlands 19 17.92%
North East 16 15.09%
North West 13 12.26%
Scotland, Northern Ireland 7 6.60%
Rest of Europe or world 10 9.43%
Wales 4 3.77%
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Old 17th Sep 2018, 10:39 pm   #1
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Default Radio membership Topology

In another thread there was a comment about BVWS membership and the the BVWS being SE centric.

It seems that although the BVWS must know where members are there seems to be a reluctance to make that info public.

so I thought I would try find out where membership of this forum is.

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Old 17th Sep 2018, 11:06 pm   #2
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I had to choose SE because Oxfordshire is in the government SE standard region, but Oxford is actually in the South Midlands. The confusion dates back to 1974 when Oxfordshire (traditionally a Midlands county) acquired a big chunk of Berkshire (traditionally a SE county) and the bureaucrats decided it should become part of the SE.

Note that lots of forum members (probably a majority) aren't members of the BVWS. I'm not.
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Old 17th Sep 2018, 11:39 pm   #3
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What happened to Wales?

I think of my location as West England (ten miles and I'd be in Wales) though it's normally referred to as West Midlands.
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Old 18th Sep 2018, 8:29 am   #4
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It seems that although the BVWS must know where members are there seems to be a reluctance to make that info public.
That has occurred to me before now: I supect it has more to do with nobody having the time to analyse the data, rather than any ulterior motive.
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Old 18th Sep 2018, 8:45 am   #5
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Ooops Chris is right Mods is it possible to add Wales to the options

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Old 18th Sep 2018, 8:56 am   #6
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Wales added.

Do you need a poll? The membership list of these forums are freely accessible and gives members' locations if you click on their username.

https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/memberlist.php
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Old 18th Sep 2018, 9:09 am   #7
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Yes but presumably there are a lot of forum members, like me for instance, who are not members of the BVWS.
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Yes, but the OP refers to "membership of this forum", not BVWS membership.
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Old 18th Sep 2018, 9:21 am   #9
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East (Anglia) seems to be MIA. Anyway, that's where I and a few other people on here live.

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About half way down this page there is basic heat map of UK population density:

http://worldpopulationreview.com/cou...om-population/

It is reasonable to assume that a survey of the 1800 or so active forum members would produce much the same result.

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Old 18th Sep 2018, 11:00 am   #11
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You could be right Alan but I have a feeling based on active membership the the North will be over represented compared to population.

Of course Graham is right you could get an idea by going through the membership list but that would take a while if you were to differentiate for active membership.

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Old 18th Sep 2018, 11:22 am   #12
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Now I understand why you forgot about Wales and East Anglia.

Seriously though Mike, what leads you to think that membership might be weighted in favour of the North?

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I live in the East Midlands and so had to select Midlands as it was nearest. The Midlands is a high population area whereas the East Midlands is not which may make my response not very useful, it all depends on the purpose of this survey.
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I am officially in the east midlands but further inland closer to Sheffield and moved from the south to cut accommodation costs.
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I'm another Midlander, having lived in Derby most of my life so far. I did my B.Eng at Aston University, then ended up having to return to Derby when a house in Birmingham that I was planning to move into fell through. And then my plans to become a New Age Traveller went the same way, when I got a proper job in an electronics factory .....
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Seriously though Mike, what leads you to think that membership might be weighted in favour of the North?
I suspect the same from looking at the location of Members on their posts. Of course it could simply be that we of the North Country are more vocal.
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Old 18th Sep 2018, 4:37 pm   #17
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The thought had crossed my mind too.

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last 25 New posts, today since 1256 (actually 24 as there was one duplicate poster

Chard, Somerset, UK.
Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire, UK.
Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK.
Featherstone, West Yorkshire, UK.
Sedgeberrow, Worcestershire. UK.
Cornwall, UK.
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK.
Colchester, Essex, UK.
Banbury, Oxfordshire, UK.
Wembley, Middlesex
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK.
Rugeley, Staffordshire, UK.
Maidenhead, Berkshire, UK.
Middlewich, Cheshire, UK. & Winter in the Philippines.
Southport, Lancashire, UK.
Seaford, East Sussex, UK.
Oxford, UK
Ashby-de-la-Zouch (it's not by the sea)
Lincoln, Lincolnshire, UK.
Sydney, Australia
Preston, Lancashire, UK.
Herefordshire, UK.
Beeston, Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK.
Dukinfield, Cheshire, UK.

Disclaimer: I am not a statistician.
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In another thread there was a comment about BVWS membership and the the BVWS being SE centric.

It seems that although the BVWS must know where members are there seems to be a reluctance to make that info public.
Every few years the BVWS publishes a booklet with the membership addresses and it wouldn't be too difficult to plot the density from that.

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Old 19th Sep 2018, 1:33 pm   #20
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Could you add East Anglia, or at least eastern England?
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