[CQ-Contest] CW or SSB FCC says neither.
Guy Olinger, K2AV
k2av at contesting.com
Fri Jul 19 00:45:40 EDT 2002
They can be replaced. When that particular chairman is gone, we will
still be here, sending code. Sounds like he doesn't have enough work
It's kinda like them telling an old car collector to get his '60
Thunderbird off the road.
PSK31 is growing leaps and bounds, all by itself, no help needed from
the FCC, and CW will remain an art form for a long time.
Voice, anything narrower than SSB around? WHAT new voice mode?
----- Original Message -----
From: "David L. Thompson" <thompson at mindspring.com>
To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 18, 2002 6:30 PM
Subject: [CQ-Contest] CW or SSB FCC says neither.
> The new FCC Chairman told a group of hams that its time for amateurs
> to the new modes
> and leave what he considers are obsolete modes. He said (and ARRL
> that a mode such as PSK31 is superior to CW in weak signal
> Amateurs are working each other with QRP where signals are below the
> threshold. Listen to the speaker and there is nothing!
> The FCC Chairman also stated that CW is no longer in use in DOD
> 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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