[CQ-Contest] Voice Automation Enhancements and the future

Alfred J. Frugoli (KE1FO) afrugoli at verizon.net
Fri Jan 28 17:39:01 EST 2005

You're comparing apples to oranges here.  There are vast differences 
between CW, phone and digital mode contests.  Strategy is a big one that 
comes to mind.  100 watts pep on CW is very different than 100 watts pep 
on phone, which therefore requires different strategy.  RTTY contests 
are much slower paced than CW or Phone contests.  Weather my outgoing 
signal is generated by a straight key, iambic paddle, computer, my 
voice, green keyes or a sound card matters little when you consider the 
different operating strategies necessary for different contests and modes.


73 de Al, KE1FO
Mike Clarson wrote:

>Please--don't misunderstand. I am not trying to start a phone vs. CW thing.
>Just trying to envision what is coming and where we are going. I am not
>anti-progress. I don't miss recopying logs and using those paper dup sheets!
>So Eric is developing full voice automation. Fascinating. It seems to be
>patterned after automated CW. I could see one having the same buttons for CW
>and phone. What then would be the difference between operating a phone
>contest vs. a CW contest? Only the ability to copy CW. The same difference
>it would be if one participated in a Spanish Language contest. Same
>buttons--another language (and I only use Spanish as an example because I am
>a native English speaker). Next step is voice recognition/CW recognition. If
>the computer does the copying, then there would really be no difference
>between a phone or CW (or for that matter, digital mode or digitized
>voice)contest. Any thoughts?--Mike, WV2ZOW
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