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2016 Statistics for Radiomuseum.org

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John Kusching
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Here are the statistics for 2016, which have been created similar to the 2015 Statistics, and the statistics for years  2014,  2013,  2012,  2011 and 2010.

In the 2009 Statistics, one can also find the answers to:
What are we ?; What we have created ?; Where to get help ?; Has the work paid off ?

For several years, the statistics have been published only in German: ie 2006 (Flashback), 2007 (Anthill), 2008 and 2009 (see above). Located here is the legal basis and Continuity for the "Radiomuseum Foundation in Luzern".

Many thanks to Ernst Erb for collecting the statistics for 2016 and then documenting the results in his original thread (in German) found here: Statistik 2016 . This thread is a translation of the original thread from Ernst.

Before going further, a very important point:
Behind all of these figures are members who volunteer and partly sacrifice time by providing data or images or verify the uploaded information.

As someone from the United States wrote (freely translated):  "I would like to get information about a model, without having to search all over the planet on the internet".

So this is what RMorg is all about.  We differentiate from the other hundreds of antique radio websites by having the information organized by members with antique radio knowledge and experience.

Financially, 2016 will probably be cash-flow positive, but as expected, we are seeing a decline in new memberships to "only" a good 800 entrants in 2016 because on January 13, 2016, we allowed guests to download a limited number of schematics.

We suggest voluntary contributions from such guests, to be able to hire a part-time programmer later. After all, the RMorg has been supporting itself since 2015. However, our member and former programmer for 5 years, Dag Schöber, is very helpful and enthusiastic to make small improvements.  We thank him for this continued support.

In each category of the statistics there is a list of the top 20 most active members.
But I do not diminish the work of the less active members and would like to thank everyone for their participation in this enterprise, which helps all collectors and not just me.  I am a mere servant in this matter.  Every one of the 16'046 members can click on “Data change, etc” under “Uploads and questions” on any model page and see who has contributed to the model in question and can also suggest improvements.

With the list of the 20 most active members per field of activity, I do not exclude the less performing members, but thank them all for their cooperation, which they do for all collectors - not for me, because I am only the servant in the matter. At least the now 16'046 members can look at each model by clicking on "Change Suggestion" under "Uploads and Questions", who worked at the model - and make their own improvements.

As we know only on the basis of messages whether a member is still alive - and these reports are sketchy, I abstain to name the deceased members here.

The highest contributing members in accordance with the figures:

In 2016, a total of 9598 new models were added (14,343 in 2015, 16,358 in 2014, 17,300 in 2013, 19,907 in 2012) so that at the end of 2016 there were 279,928 model pages available on the website (270,330 in 2015, 255'987 in 2014, 239,629 in 2013, 222,284 in 2012).   Naturally (degree of completeness) the number of new models decreases per year.

The following table is a list of the top 20 members who created new model pages:

Name
Ctry
Number
 
Name
Ctry
Number
Mark Hippenstiel *
D
965
 
Michael Mischke *
D
186
Dirk Taekels *
B
530
 
Gottfried Silberhorn (new)
D
184
Roland Müller
D
505
 
Stuart Irvin *
AUS
181
Sandor Selyem-Tóth *
H
381
 
Franz Scharner *
A
181
Edoardo Sigismondo *
I
360
 
Viktor Cingel (new)
SK
167
Alan Larsen *
USA
325
 
Wayne Childress (new)
USA
148
Antonio Rabitti *
BR
242
 
Alessandro De Poi (new)
I
144
Karlheinz Fischer *
D
231
 
Michael Gnaedig-Fischer *
MEX
143
Manuel Albano Neves
P
224
 
Timo Rantasaari (new)
FIN
142
Martin Kent
AUS
220
 
Heiko zur Mühlen *
D
142

These 20 most active model harbors live in 12 countries ... In total, 596 (718 in 2015, 797 in 2014, 866 in 2013, 822 in 2011) members proposed at least one new model in 2016.

*  Means: last year also on this list.

Just as important are the 75,891 (84,311 Model Updates and enhancements, to which the following top 20 members have contributed the most:

Name
Ctry
Number
 
Name
Ctry
Number
Mark Hippenstiel *
D
11'195
 
Gidi Verheijen *
NL
1777
Michael Seiffert *
D
7837
 
Noemi Erb *
D
1725
Bernhard Nagel *
D
5528
 
Mario Tieke (new)
D
1630
Arpad Roth *
A
5245
 
Martin Kent (new)
AUS
1496
Wolfgang Bauer *
A
4649
 
Miguel Bravo-Cos *
E
1471
Alan Larsen *
USA
3435
 
David Erali (new)
USA
1316
John Kusching *
USA
2842
 
Dirk Taekels *
B
1116
Dirk Bladt *
B
2173
 
Maarten Bakker *
NL
1051
Otmar Jung (new)
D
2087
 
Wolfgang Eckardt *
D
1093
Michael Gnaedig-Fischer *
MEX
1909
 
Gabriel Toth (new)
CZ
993

Each of these suggestions or proposals must be checked by 2 separate administrators and found to be correct.  Often correspondence must be exchanged in order to check and clarify the data. However, it is clear that a model administrator cannot always know as much about a model as the proposer who has the item in front of him, so administrators can only really fully check the salient points.  Unfortunately, quality of the proposals varies widely.

454 members have proposed model changes in 2016 (529 in 2015, 564 in 2014, 627 in 2013, 629 in 2012, 599 in 2011, 517 in 2010). 

Here is the summary of the Top 20 most active Model Administrators, listed in order of the number of checks made in 2016:

Name
Ctry
Number
 
Name
Ctry
Number
Arpad Roth *
A
25'881
 
Maarten Bakker *
NL
2712
Bernhard Nagel *
D
21'883
 
Dirk Taekels *
B
2565
Michael Seiffert *
D
9847
 
Wolfgang Bauer  *
A
1900
Gidi Verheijen *
NL
8724
 
Ron Casterson *
USA
1771
Otmar Jung (new)
D
8185
 
Miguel Bravo-Cos *
E
1409
John Kusching *
USA
5480
 
Ernst Erb *
CH
1252
Mark Hippenstiel (new)
D
4903
 
Wolfgang Eckardt *
D
1093
Mario Tieke (new)
D
4037
 
Rodney Boleyn *
USA
972
Dirk Bladt *
B
4009
 
Gabriel Toth *
CZ
732
Alan Larsen *
USA
3435
 
Martin Bösch (new)
CH
625


John Kusching and I can also correct errors or create model pages directly, in which case are not applied to the statistics.  These figures include the administration of new models, but this makes 8460 positions and does not change positions because the changes make 113,224 positions.

The top 20 most active members who have uploaded pictures:

Name
Ctry
Number
 
Name
Ctry
Number
Sandor Selyem-Tóth *
H
3815
 
Michael Gnaedig-Fischer *
MEX
939
Timo Rantasaari (new)
FIN
2651
 
David Erali (new)
USA
825
Edoardo Sigismondo *
I
2634
 
Noemi Erb *
D
762
Hovard Craven (new)
GB
2312
 
Michael Lienhop (new)
D
718
Alan Larsen *
USA
2073
 
Miguel Bravo-Cos (new)
E
698
Mark Hippenstiel *
D
1979
 
Hartmut Völler (new)
D
645
Gottfried Silberhorn *
D
1798
 
Holger Struthoff *
D
611
Franz Scharner *
A
1481
 
Werner Wussow (new)
D
610
Jürgen Küting *
D
1265
 
Richard Groshong (new)
USA
599
Hans-Werner Ellerbrock *
D
1146
 
Roland Müller (new)
D
592

Hinrich Grensemann, Karlheinz Gützlaff and Albert Weiss had the great task of checking and accepting the numerous pictures before they appear on the website. 1165 members have uploaded at least one model image (1329 members in 2015, 1433 in 2014, 1501 in 2013, 1481 in 2012) and at the end of 2016 we feature a total of 891,503 Model images (824,229 at the end of 2015, 727,064 at the end of 2014, 629,241 at the end of 2013, 520,684 at the end of 2012) for 195,699 models (184,791 models at the end of 2015, 171,566 models at the end of 2014, 155,736 models at the end of 2013, 137,495 models at the end of 2012) on 1/1/17.

Schematic diagrams are an essential part of our appeal.  As of January 1, 2017 we feature a total of 130,221 Models that show at least one circuit diagram (126,005 in 2015, 120,187 in 2014, 115,062 in 2013, 109,383 in 2012) with a total of 729,066 diagrams altogether (694,218 in 2015, 639,541 in 2014, 595,189 in 2013, 528,565 in 2012).

 The top 20 most active members that have uploaded schematics:

Name
Ctry
Number
 
Name
Ctry
Number
Dirk Taekels *
B
6998
 
David Erali (new)
USA
697
Rolf Hülnhagen *
D
4802
 
Mark Hippenstiel (new)
D
609
Heiko zur Mühlen *
D
4631
 
Martin Kent (new)
AUS
586
John Kusching *
USA
1905
 
Dirk Bladt *
B
565
Gary Cowans
AUS
906
 
Miguel Bravo-Cos *
E
536
Richard Winter (new)
D
885
 
Heribert Jung *
D
473
Wolfgang Bauer (new)
A
864
 
Arpad Roth *
A
414
Rudolf Müller *
A
852
 
Jean-Luc Potart (new)
F
402
Franz Scharner *
A
809
 
Günter Kudicke (new)
D
341
Geerd Schulte *
D
709
 
Adrian Riesen (new)
CH
317

In 2016 a total of 437 members have participated in uploading schematics (513 in 2015, 507 in 2014, 539 in 2013, 589 in 2012), of them 318 uploaded more than one schematic (370 in 2015, 387 in 2014, 414 in 2013, 447 in 2012).  We have a very significant number of additional schematics and documents that need to be scanned and uploaded, but we more help in getting this material into the website.  Can anyone help us with this task?

Another attractive feature is the 215,968 pricing data for models paid by collectors (203,605 in 2015, 184,439 in 2014, 168,225 in 2013, 145,737 in 2011) that are available for 49,545 models in 2016 (48,033 in 2015, 45,291 in 2014, 43,037 in 2013, 40,480 models in 2012).  These numbers include >7000 tube prices.
Here are the top 20 most active members that have uploaded prices for 2016:

Name
Ctry
Number
 
Name
Ctry
Number
Tomasz Szczesniak *
PL
2086
 
Thomas Kiechle *
D
114
Lindsay Shepherd *
AUS
1830
 
Bartt Slager (new)
F
111
Dieter Michel *
D
1661
 
Ingo Heidinger *
D
97
Martin Steyer *
D
991
 
Wolfgang Lill (new)
D
96
Michael Mischke *
D
563
 
Klemens Rhode (new)
D
58
Günther Stabe *
D
470
 
Ed Martin (new)
USA
55
Jörg Rennebarth *
D
377
 
Theodor Lanzl *
D
54
Heino Stell *
D
281
 
Josef Kleindienst (new)
A
52
Frithjof Grassmann *
D
203
 
Dieter Schaarschmidt (new)
D
49
Christoph Heinzl *
D
188
 
Giovanni Gramigna (new)
I
39

Albert Weiss is the collector's price admin. We should find a second to relieve Albert Weiss.

Tube images etc. (BiX):
We accept images of tubes, semiconductors, company photos, museum pictures and images from literature.
The top 20 most active members who have uploaded Tube images for 2016:

Name
Ctry
Number
 
Name
Ctry
Number
Günther Stabe *
D
2217
 
Ake Nyholm (new)
FIN
479
Heribert Jung (Museen) *
D
2189
 
Michael Gnaedig-Fischer *
MEX
473
Peter Roggenhofer *
A
1659
 
Wolfgang Eckardt (Lit.) *
D
435
Holger Schöber (Museen)
D
767
 
Reinhard Keins (new)
D
413
Egon Strampe *Gary Cowans
D
720
 
Rudolf Osterkamp *
D
408
Oskar Elm *
D
672
 
Aldo Patriarca *
CH
307
Ernst Erb (Literaturfinder etc) *
CH
601
 
Patrice Zeissloff (new)
F
268
Fin Stewart (new)
AUS
551
 
Peter den Boer (new)
NL
276
Bruce Morgenstern (new)
CDN
540
 
Otmar Jung *
D
273
Michael Mischke *
D
501
 
Heinz Höger (new)
D
246

Peter Steffen, CH, has numerous tube Images checked and unlocked. Here also, most tube Admins are represented, which can alone create or change tubes - but as a member you can create variants or upload images.

After uploading, we are all indebted to the work of the many administrators.  Members, administrators and moderators of the "Organization" can be reached directly – eg, linguistically improve one of the 37 model admins and the 26 CMS admins, the standard texts etc.  We distinguish nine groups.  As a member, you will also find contact admins in the various languages that will help you ​​if needed - and as a various image admins. Without such controls, our data would never have the quality that we show.  Of course, we improve daily - quality is similar to an exponential function and is never 100% achievable!

As a guest, you can contact us and suggest improvements by clicking on the "Contact" link at the bottom of any page.Bottom of Form

 

This article was edited 19.Jan.17 20:07 by Ernst Erb .

Omer Suleimanagich
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Has RMorg ever considered usage of Instagram , Pintarest, and/or having a profile or group on Facebook  Today,many people are not as as computer savvy, but relate quite well in these platfroms  

Perhaps, being out there on these forms of social media could bridge people over to RMorg

Another consideration, would be to contact BBC, DW, RT (to name a few), for people out there to see that they can get information about a radio, or to join a hobby, such as radio repair and servicing

Ernst Erb
Ernst Erb
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03.Mar.17 10:52

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Hi Omer
Thanks for your suggestions. It is always the same: somebody has to do it.
You are invited to start something like this and to keep going on.
See our position by looking up the German Statistics - post 2, the last graph:
At the moment we serve more than 30'000 different users each day ...

I hope somebody can translate post 2 from there to here ...

This article was edited 03.Mar.17 20:20 by Ernst Erb .

  
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