[CQ-Contest] IARU - Join Us

Stephen M. Murphy murphys at comcast.net
Tue Jun 19 23:12:13 EDT 2007

Having operated RTTY for over 20 years as well as being an avid CW op, I 
have to agree with Hank.  It's obvious that _many_ RTTY ops are tuning 
by clicking near the humps in the display and letting their software's 
AFC take care of most of the fine tuning. 

As with every other mode, there are a few ops who know and practice the 
most effective operating techniques, and then there's everyone else. 

I agree that CW and RTTY don't mix very well.  It'd be nice if we had 
clearly defined subbands for each mode, but we don't. 

To look on the bright side: At least we don't have that damned Russian 
Woodpecker to deal with anymore!


Steve N8NM

hank k8dd wrote:
> As part of the "CW rabble" I guess I should have been more explicit .....
> Let me rephrase it:
> "And ..... RTTY ops generally (notice I said generally, not always, or
> usually, or most or nearly all, or the vast majority, or even the majority,
> or every one, or the biggest share or ....) don't listen aurally to a
> frequency -"
> Ok .... how about a whole lot don't listen aurally to a frequency -
> Not being a RTTY operator, I'd be curious as to how many really do have
> their headphones on ..... or their speakers turned on.
> 73    Hank    K8DD

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