2017 Statistics for Radiomuseum.org
Here are the statistics for 2017, which have been created similar to the 2016 Statistics and the statistics for years 2015, 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", which is a “NOT FOR PROFIT” Foundation.
Many thanks to Ernst Erb for collecting the statistics for 2017 and then documenting the results in his original thread (in German) found here: Statistik 2017. 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".
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, the year 2017 is positive, but there has been significant financial impact due to the expected drop in new members. On 13 January 2016, we provided circuit diagrams (schematics) to guests free of charge, which resulted in the 2016 “New Membership” numbers dropping to “only” 811. In 2017, there were 842 new members. By contrast, in 2012 was our strongest year with 2078 new members.
Since 2015, RMorg has carried itself. It is also noteworthy to mention that as a member and former programmer for 5 years, Dag Schöber continues to help make small improvements voluntarily. He deserves a big thank you.
In each category of the statistics there is a list of the top 20 most active members.
With the list of the 20 most active members per field of activity, I do not exclude the less performing members, but thank everyone for their cooperation, which they do for all collectors - not for me, because I am only a servant of the matter. Now, any of the 16,820 members can review any model by clicking on "Data change etc" under "Uploads and questions" and see who worked on the model and when - and also attach their own improvements.
Since we only know on the basis of reports, if a member is still alive - and these messages are patchy, I abstain from calling the deceased members here. Since we do not provide an annual statement and delete members who do not pay, the number of 16,820 members is heavily inflated.
Many years ago, I had sent at least one e-mail to all from time to time, painstakingly removing the inaccessible ones from the list. It would be good if someone came forward who would take care of the members diplomatically and actively. Since 2014 I have been working on the new project. Here's the motivation for health.
The highest contributing members in accordance with the figures:
In 2017, a total of 10,141 new models were added (9,598 in 2016, 14,343 in 2015, 16,358 in 2014, 17,300 in 2013, 19,907 in 2012) so that at the end of 2017 there were 290,069 model pages available on the website (279,928 in 2016, 270,330 in 2015, 255,987 in 2014, 239,629 in 2013, 222,284 in 2012). The breakdown, divided by country, you can always find here.
The following table is a list of the top 20 members who created new model pages:
|Mark Hippenstiel *||D||1156||Manfred Rathgeb (*)||D||195|
|Manuel A. Neves *||P||1144||Sándor Selyem-Tóth *||H||194|
|Martin Kent *||AUS||999||Alan Larsen *||USA||178|
|Tom Seeger (new)||CDN||548||John Kusching (*)||USA||166|
|Edoardo Sigismondo *||I||435||Musée des Radios (new)||CH||163|
|Dirk Taekels *||B||377||Gary Cowans (*)||AUS||158|
|Franz Scharner *||A||353||Jay Kinnard (new)||USA||145|
|Wayne Childress *||USA||293||Stuart Irwin *||AUS||143|
|Miguel Bravo-Cos (*)||E||212||Noemi Erb (*)||D||126|
|Howard Craven (new)||GB||199||Josef Pilz (new)||D||120|
These 20 most active model creators live in 12 countries ... In total, 544 members (596 in 2016, 718 in 2015, 797 in 2014, 866 in 2013, 822 in 2011) proposed at least one new model in 2017.
* Means: Last year also on this list.
(*) Means: Last 2 years
From statistics "Users who made suggestions".
In 2017, 89,346 updates/enhancements were made to existing model pages (75,891 in 2016, 84,311 in 2015, 113,093 in 2014, 122,805 in 2013, 127,182 in 2012).
The following table is a list of the top 20 members who created existing model page Updates and Enhancements:
|Mark Hippenstiel *||D||16'862||David Erali *||USA||1863|
|Martin Kent *||AUS||10'667||Ernst Erb (*)||CH||1764|
|Bernhard Nagel *||D||9192||John Kusching *||USA||1581|
|Dirk Taekels *||B||4984||Wolfgang Eckardt *||D||1221|
|Gabriel Toth *||CZ||4414||Alessandro de Poi (new)||I||1209|
|Tom Seeger (new)||CDN||3752||Sándor Selyem-Tóth (*)||H||1090|
|Wolfgang Bauer *||A||3099||Franz Scharner (*)||A||1053|
|Noemi Erb *||D||2716||Mike Edwards (*)||GB||943|
|Miguel Bravo-Cos *||E||2684||Michael Lienhop (new)||D||938|
|Otmar Jung *||D||2213||Gary Cowans (new)||AUS||914|
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.
439 members have proposed model changes in 2017 (454 in 2016, 529 in 2015, 564 in 2014, 627 in 2013, 629 in 2012, 599 in 2011, 517 in 2010).
The following table is a list of the top 20 most active Model Administrators:
|Ernst Erb **||CH||23'592||Eilert Menke (new)||D||2743|
|Bernhard Nagel *||D||20'388||Gabriel Toth *||CZ||2004|
|Mark Hippenstiel *||D||15'275||Arpad Roth † *||A||1327|
|Tom Seeger (new)||CDN||11'410||Rodney Boleyn *||USA||1199|
|Gary Cowans (new)||AUS||10'131||Mike Edwards (new)||GB||985|
|Dirk Taekels *||B||7333||Wolfgang Eckardt *||D||930|
|Martin Kent (new)||AUS||6601||Mario Spitzer||D||892|
|Otmar Jung *||D||5271||John Kusching *||USA||830|
|David Erali (new)||USA||4763||Maarten Bakker *||NL||582|
|Miguel Bravo-Cos *||E||2914||Alan Larsen *||USA||582|
John Kusching and I can also correct errors or create model pages directly, in which case are not applied to the statistics. These figures come from administrations of new models, but that makes 10'644 (8460) positions and does not change the positions because the changes make up 122'236 (113'224) positions. ** Above all, this year I only acted as a 2nd admin, and did not even check with experienced first-time attendees - mainly to ensure compliance with our rules and to introduce the new team for USA, CDN, AUS and GB (UK). Newly, these countries should ONLY be looked after by the team from there. Bernhard Nagel and Mark Hippenstiel did the main work this year, not me!
The top 20 most active members who have uploaded pictures:
|Sandor Selyem-Tóth *||H||3819||Noemi Erb *||D||1116|
|Hovard Craven *||GB||3754||Jürgen Küting *||D||1011|
|Edoardo Sigismondo *||I||3247||Musèe des Radios (new)||CH||750|
|Mark Hippenstiel (new)||D||2322||Hans Amberger (new)||D||735|
|Franz Scharner *||A||2168||Gottfried Silberhorn *||D||714|
|Timo Rantassari *||FIN||1407||Wayne Childress (new)||USA||711|
|Alan Larsen *||USA||1354||Dirk Taekels||B||706|
|Manuel A. Neves (new)||P||1303||Hans-Werner Ellerbrock *||D||686|
|Hartmut Völler||D||1136||Heribert Jung (new)||D||633|
|Bartosz Szwed (new)||GB||1124||Manfred Rathgeb (new)||D||595|
Karlheinz Gützlaff, Heiko zur Mühlen and Albert Weiss had the great task of checking and accepting the numerous pictures before they appear. 1045 members (1165) have uploaded at least one model picture in 2017 and we show on the 1.1.17 a total of 927'477 model pictures (891'503, 824'229) for 205'863 models (195'699, 184'792).
Schematic diagrams are an essential part of our appeal. As of January 1, 2018 we feature a total of 134,276 models that have at least one circuit diagram (130,221 in 2016, 126,005 in 2015, 120,187 in 2014, 115,062 in 2013, 109,383 in 2012) with a total of 778,440 diagrams altogether (729,066 in 2016, 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:
|John Kusching *||USA||12'743||Rudolf Müller (*)||A||780|
|Dirk Taekels *||B||12'446||Howard Craven (new)||GB||469|
|Miguel Bravo-Cos *||E||3617||Georg Kniffki||D||439|
|Josef Pilz (neu)||D||3325||Gary Cowans *||AUS||435|
|Heiko zur Mühlen *||D||2225||Michael Mehnert (new)||D||423|
|Tom Seeger (new)||CDN||1917||Heribert Jung *||D||419|
|Franz Scharner *||A||1891||Mark Hippenstiel *||D||345|
|Wolfgang Bauer *||A||1094||Holger Ortmann (new)||D||228|
|Stuart Irwin (*)||AUS||1053||Helmut Post (new)||D||225|
|Adrian Riesen *||CH||839||Richard Winter *||D||208|
There were 424 members (437) involved in the schematic uploads in 2017, of which 302 ((318) have each uploaded more than one.
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 attraction is the 215,968 collector's prices (203,605), including> 7000 tube prices, which we show for 49,545 models (48,033).
Here are the top 20 most active members that have uploaded prices for 2017:
|Dieter Michel *||D||2700||Ingo Heidinger *||D||143|
|Tomasz Szczesniak *||PL||2641||Frithjof Grassmann *||D||79|
|Martin Steyer *||D||1890||Manfred Köhn (new)||D||79|
|Lindsay Shepherd *||AUS||1770||Josef Kleindienst *||A||58|
|Christoph Heinzl *||D||514||Wolfgang Lill *||D||54|
|Günther Stabe *||D||491||Holger Specht (new)||D||53|
|Heino Stell *||D||317||Stefan Hammermayer (new)||D||37|
|Michael Mischke *||D||314||Anatoly Yasinsky (new)||BY||34|
|Jörg Rennebarth *||D||234||Ernst Einsidler (new)||A||30|
|Thomas Kiechle *||D||147||Ed Martin *||USA||29|
Albert Weiss is the collector's prize 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 2017:
|Valery Gromov (new)||RUS||2075||Wayne Childress (new)||USA||455|
|Günther Stabe *||D||1568||Oskar Elm *||D||390|
|Heribert Jung (Museen) *||D||1529||Wolfgang Eckardt (Lit.) *||D||371|
|David Erali (new)||USA||1118||Sepp Juster (new)||A||370|
|Franz Scharner (*)||A||1099||Antonio Rabitti (*)||BR||370|
|Egon Strampe *||D||899||Jacob Roschy (new)||D||342|
|Michael Mischke *||D||778||Gary Cowans (*)||AUS||337|
|Rudolf Osterkamp *||D||524||Aldo Patriarca *||CH||327|
|Fin Stewart *||AUS||490||Georges Werts (new)||B||241|
|Sándor Selyem-Tóth (*)||H||482||Chr. Schaufelberger (new)||CH||236|
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!
We run a very restrictive forum with z.T. limited rights of reply. Today I was interested in how often a call is made on a specific post and reviewed the statistics for the "week of 31.12". To my astonishment: 966 logged-in member views are 20'557 guest views (total 21'523 forum calls on the last day of the year). The average is probably underneath.
As a guest, you can contact us and suggest improvements by clicking on the "Contact" link at the bottom of any page.