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Re: Topband: to JT or not to JT

To: Nick Maslon - K1NZ <>,
Subject: Re: Topband: to JT or not to JT
From: Sean Waite <>
Date: Sun, 21 May 2017 16:47:12 +0000
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In reality, this is why we have triple play and mode specific awards. The
CW only people can stay on CW, sideband on sideband, etc.

In a way, Joe Taylor and the wsjt developers are probably more in the
spirit of amateur radio than someone running a shack in a box on CW.
Pushing the limits and experimenting with new ways of communicating.

Either way, this hobby is big enough for all of us.

Sean WA1TE

On Sun, May 21, 2017, 10:35 Nick Maslon - K1NZ <> wrote:

> The way I see it, do what you enjoy. That's what's great about this hobby.
> There are so many things you can do and digimodes and JT are just one of
> them.
> Here's an example for you guys. Warwick, E51WL is, as far as I know, the
> only active ham on one of the North Cook Islands. He only works JT (that
> I'm aware of). Is my QSO on top band with him the other night invalid? Do I
> have to wait potentially decades for the next dxpedition to work someone on
> phone or CW for it to be a "real" QSO? Following that logic, I guess I'm
> not a real ham because I'm a "ditless wonder" (no code extra) and didn't
> walk uphill 20 miles in a blizzard to the FCC office to take my novice
> test.
> I guess my point here is that we should be having fun and enjoying the
> hobby. There are so many facets to this hobby. Play with the ones you enjoy
> and keep you active. Other people have other interests and that doesn't
> mean that they're any less of a ham. Hell, some of the digital modes are
> bringing new, young, blood to an otherwise OM's hobby.
> I apologize for getting a little ranty. I'll crawl back into my hole now.
> 73 and the best of DX for everyone,
> Nick K1NZ
> On the Droid.
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