[CQ-Contest] The future of Contesting in 10 years

Jimk8mr at aol.com Jimk8mr at aol.com
Fri Feb 2 09:39:09 EST 2007

In a message dated 2/2/2007 9:15:37 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
n4zr at contesting.com writes:

In my  view, amateur radio contesting needs or will soon need a new rule - 
only the  human mind may be used for real-time extraction of intelligence from 
received  signals.

Be wary of getting what you ask for.
If there are to be any new CW operators in the future - unfortunately not a  
certainty - it will probably be from people combining a code reader and a  
speaker. Watching and listening to repetitive patterns - CQs,  5NN OH, your own 
callsign - will be the start of learning code as one  recognizes by ear what 
one sees on the screen. 
I don't think many people will want to go through the work of learning  the 
code before they operate, but some just might learn the code while they  
73  -  Jim  K8MR  

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