At least we make QSO's totally devoid of content that only last a few
seconds. Listening to the average QSO on 20m or 75m phone, they go on
for hours with QSO's totally devoid of content. ;-)
On Fri, 13 Oct 2006, Joe Subich, W4TV wrote:
> > non-contesters view our exchanges as equally devoid of
> > content and therefore given your logic, contesting is a waste
> > of spectrum that could be better filled with awesome hi-fi
> > audio transmissions coast to coast.
> If you want "awesome hi-fi audio" take it to the broadcast bands.
> Amateur radio is a communications service where "communications
> quality" not hi-fi is the standard. Six and ten KHz response
> voice signals are like excrement in a punch bowl. Those who
> produce such should be banned from polite company - and banished
> to some microwave band where there are 10s of MHz for them to
Fine, just keep them out of the weak-signal parts of the microwave bands!
Some of us use them. In fact, there was some activity around here this
weekend in the Microwave Sprint.
> Non-contesters may view contesters' exchanges (and DX exchanges)
> as devoid of content but the competition to work the farthest
> or the greatest number of stations goes back to the very first
> amateur radio activities (before even traffic handling, etc.).
> ... Joe, W4TV
73, Zack W9SZ
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