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Old 01-06-2004, 11:12 PM
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RichLockyer
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Default RE: most used freq chart?

ORIGINAL: AMA-69405
Channels with 1 user: 11, 30, 53, 55, 59, 60
Channels with 2 users: 12, 13, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 27, 45, 46, 47
Channels with 3 users: 26, 28, 35, 37, 41, 43, 44, 49, 51, 56
Channels with 4 users: 15, 16, 18, 23, 25, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 57, 58
Channels with 5 users: 22, 38, 39, 40, 48, 52, 54
Channels with 6 users: 50
Channels with 7 users: 42

Like I said... obviously, something non-random is happening here, but I don't know who or what to blame. In a perfect world of 160 transmitters and 50 channels, the vast majority of channels would only have 3 users, and a handful with 4.
It seems that you have some of the making of a typical bell-curve here, except that your peak is at 4... both 4 and 2 are "robbing" from the truly random peak of 3.
Adding channels with 0 users (other than 20) would balance out the two above 5 with two below 2 users.
Only one channel each with 6 and 7 users would be possibly impacted by the deliberate (non random) attempts of those already active to avoid heavily used channels... this could also skew the results to favor 1 and 2 users if those buyers also did a quick informal survey similar to yours by carefully watching the freq board for a few weekends.

A sample size of 160 transmitters is a decent size, but those with 5 or 6 radios will definitely affect the sample since their redundant radios won't be as random as the first.