[CQ-Contest] contesting in 10 years

Michael Keane K1MK k1mk at alum.mit.edu
Fri Feb 2 11:00:08 EST 2007

At 10:49 PM 2/1/07, Jamie Dupree NS3T wrote:

>15 years ago, not many people would have predicted that you could work a
>CW contest without a keyer.  Using just a computer keyboard would have
>been scoffed at, but now it's pretty common.

I don't know about. Fifteen years ago (91/92 season) computer 
generated CW had pretty much already pushed keyers and hand-sent CW 
into the background. 20 or 25 years ago might be more like it.

An interesting way to put these predictions into perspective is to 
ask what has changed over the last 10 years?

To play devil's advocate, I'd suggest that not all that has changed 
since 96/97: the internet replaced packet, Windows logging apps 
steadily displaced DOS loggers, sound cards became a common 
peripheral, RTTY contesting has grown in popularity with increasing 
'cross-over'. The top radios back then are still widely used.

Perhaps a decade doesn't bring all that many changes.

Mike K1MK

Michael Keane K1MK
k1mk at alum.mit.edu

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