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Re: [VHFcontesting] Solving FT8

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Subject: Re: [VHFcontesting] Solving FT8
From: N2WM Walt <n2wm@centurylink.net>
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2021 09:31:18 -0500
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  I have been doing VHF Contests since 1970 and I agree with Jeff AA6XA about too many Categores and Herb that the FT-8 issue needs action not words.

Most stations I work either from home or a Hilltop are easily worked on SSB and digital modes not needed. Also on my last hilltop operation there was no way to coordinate multiband contacts using digital. Several stations that were on the lower 4 were not worked on all 4 bands because we could not say"any other bands" on SSB.

Lets give up on everyone wins and just have the fun and challenge of operating our stations to the best degree possible.

Walt  N2WM  Fn21OC

Trustee of W2LV FN21OE.

-- Jeff aa6xa

On 18-Jan-21 23:18, Herb Krumich via VHFcontesting wrote:
Every year contester's complain about FT8 and the upper bands laying idol.I 
said this five years ago and it's getting old.As a matter of fact I sold my 
entire big time contest station, one piece at a time.Instead of complaining on 
VHF Dot Com, how about bombarding the ARRL.There is one thing that could be 
done to solve this issue, that would absolutely work2 and 6 meters only will 
receive points for SSB contacts plus points for digital.If this was done, guys 
would spend more time on SSB which would absolutelyhelp the upper bandsNothing 
else is working, but I guarantee this willThanks for the Q's on six meters. 
That's all I haveQuite a bit easier than 10 band contesting73Herb for WA2FGK 
FN21Get busy and contact your reps. Division and national
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