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.
On Sun, May 21, 2017, 10:35 Nick Maslon - K1NZ <email@example.com> 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
> 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
> 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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