It has been a few years since I joined CWT last time. I am the least and last foundation member of CWops. I knew why they have founded this club. And I wanted to activate it by own way. But CWT has become only a contest, which I am least interested in. I won't do that again.
My concern is that there are very few CWT participants heard in the other occasions than that event. I wonder if they are content only with that event and won't operate radio any more. Before it started, quite some of them could be heard for plain QSOs. It might not be my business but just curious to know how they are doing.
If someone takes statistics as for how the participants of CWT are spending time on the air in a week, it must be an interesting one and suggests something about the relationship in contesting and the other type of activities.
Honestly, I feel contesters won't make any conversational QSOs and could be very inactive before and after any contest. I won't blame that. It is up to them. But if the new comers are getting into this contester's way of operation, it may lead to vanishing this hobby as communication.