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Re: Topband: Top Band and JT65

Subject: Re: Topband: Top Band and JT65
From: Wes Stewart <>
Date: Sun, 21 May 2017 16:36:26 -0700
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In the context of this discussion I think RTTY is an "in between" mode. Decoding is done with a computer (or in the radio if you have a K3) but I've never seen a decode on a signal that I couldn't hear or see on the spectrum display. As a non-contest DX chaser, I find that it often takes considerable operator skill to work other than common DX stations, particularly in split pileups on RTTY. IMHO, working RTTY is sometimes more difficult than CW and there is certainly less DXpedition activity.

Wes Stewart

On 5/21/2017 2:40 PM, Mark K3MSB wrote:
Because I use my human skill that I developed over years to decode the CW
signal.  You don't do that for RTTY.

Unless of course you're referring to using a CW decoder wherein you just
read the decoded CW.   You REALLY don't want to know what I fell about
people that do that and say they "work CW".....

Mark K3MSB

On Sun, May 21, 2017 at 5:16 PM, <> wrote:

*  ...What makes an RTTY QSO run off your computer (since u retired the
Model 23) any different than a JT65 QSO...OR...using your memory (computer
?) keyer to work CW ? It is no more difficult to make a computer-controlled
CW or RTTY QSO than a JT65 one..just try it if you don’t believe me. *
*            73 Jay NY2NY*

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