[CQ-Contest] CW or SSB FCC says neither.

David L. Thompson thompson at mindspring.com
Thu Jul 18 19:30:36 EDT 2002

The new FCC Chairman told a group of hams that its time for amateurs to move
to the new modes
and leave what he considers are obsolete modes.   He said (and ARRL agrees)
that a mode such as PSK31 is superior to CW in weak signal environments.
Amateurs are working each other with QRP where signals are below the noise
threshold.  Listen to the speaker and there is nothing!

The FCC Chairman also stated that CW is no longer in use in DOD applications
and is rapidly disappearing in Commercial Marine communications.

So are we getting in disfavor with the FCC by sticking to CW or SSB?

73 Dave K4JRB

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