[CQ-Contest] contesting 10 years from now

John Geiger johngeig at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 1 15:05:04 EST 2007

1. There will be more SO2R in one box radios along the
lines of the Yaesu FTDX9000, and the cost for them
will come down into the $3000 or $4000 range. Maybe in
the Icom 756PROIV or 756PROV.

2. There will be several contest quality radios with
built in soundcard interfaces for PSK and RTTY, like
the 7800 has today.  This will make it possible to do
RTTY or PSK without a computer.
Maybe on the Icom 756PROIV or 756PROV.

3. As was mentioned before, Kenwood will release the
TS970SDX to compete with the top of the line Icom and
Yaesu rigs-in the $10000 price range.  They will also
release the TS880S to replace the TS870, but it will
also do dual receive.

4. More and more HF contesters will have discovered
the joys of 6 meters, and the ARRL and CQ VHF contests
will be setting new records for the number of entrants
and for scores.

5. There will be a special "antenna restricted"
category added for people who have to use indoor or in
the attic antennas due to HOA restrictions.

6. The use of Kenwood's Sky Command as well as the
Yaesu and Icom versions will create a controversy in
the contesting community as to whether remote
operation should be a separate class or not.

7. The popularity of other digital modes will lead CQ
magazine to sponsor a non-RTTY digital modes contest
where any digital mode besides RTTY and CW may be

8. CQ will drop the "band restricted" catagory for its
contests due to lack of entrants. 

73s John W5TD

-- Richard DiDonna NN3W <nn3w at cox.net> wrote:

> Doctor DX.  GREAT program.
> I wish that somebody would update that program for
> the Windows environment.
> 73 Rich NN3W
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "John Geiger" <johngeig at yahoo.com>
> To: "Tim Goeppinger" <timgep at hotmail.com>;
> <cq-contest at contesting.com>
> Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 8:53 AM
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] contesting 10 years from
> now
> > 
> > Wasn't a program like this developed and marketed
> > about 20 years ago by AEA?  Can't remember the
> name of
> > it right now, but it simulated the CQWW CW contest
> and
> > ran on Commodore computers.
> > 
> > 73s john W5TD
> > 
> > 
> > 
> >
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