[CQ-Contest] Another RTTY Contest

David Robbins k1ttt at arrl.net
Thu Sep 29 07:28:08 EDT 2005

Yes, it is mostly to keep it interesting for the ops.  There are not nearly
as many rtty contesters as cw or ssb so having extra multipliers and making
it possible to work everyone keeps it more fun.  Also the cqww rtty contest
is, or was, really a joint effort or merger of cq and rj contests... at
least for a while it was the cq/rj contest.  

Of course today lots of the requirements for dedicated rtty hardware have
been removed so its possible for anyone using a modern computer and sound
card to do rtty.  of course it will take a while for everyone to get off
their dos loggers and into a decent machine that can handle it so activity
will take a while yet to catch up to cw and ssb.

David Robbins K1TTT
e-mail: mailto:k1ttt at arrl.net
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Coleman [mailto:aa4lr at arrl.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2005 23:34
> To: k1ttt at k1ttt.net
> Cc: cq-contest at contesting.com
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Another RTTY Contest
> On Sep 28, 2005, at 7:16 AM, David Robbins wrote:
> >> Yeah, what's up with that? Why doesn't it have the same rules as the
> >> CQWW CW and Phone?
> >
> > Because its not cqww cw or phone?
> Exactly my point -- why do the rules change? CW and Phone have the
> same rules, just the mode changes. Why would RTTY be different?
> Or has this got to do with the relatively low population of stations
> that are RTTY capable? I was licensed 30 years ago, and I'm just now
> active on RTTY. (Although did try to build a TU and some terminal
> software 20 and 15 years ago)
> Seems like, at some point, there should be just as many RTTY ops now
> as there were on CW or Phone however many years ago it was that the
> current rules were adopted....
> Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL        Mail: aa4lr at arrl.net
> Quote: "Not within a thousand years will man ever fly!"
>              -- Wilbur Wright, 1901

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