[CQ-Contest] IARU - Join Us

David Robbins K1TTT k1ttt at arrl.net
Wed Jun 20 18:57:58 EDT 2007

I have found it to be useful to listen to the rtty.  You can often diagnose
someone off frequency or inverted faster by ear than the display.  And you
can coarse tune quicker than by watching the scope with a little experience.
And it helps to speed the exchange, you can much more quickly detect the end
of a transmission by ear than on the screen and hit an f-key to respond
while the waterfall or cross is still catching up... especially if it's a
pileup or there is qrm.

David Robbins K1TTT
e-mail: mailto:k1ttt at arrl.net
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AR-Cluster node: 145.69MHz or telnet://dxc.k1ttt.net

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com [mailto:cq-contest-
> bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Bill Turner
> Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2007 14:24
> To: cq-contest at contesting.com
> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] IARU - Join Us
> On Mon, 18 Jun 2007 22:32:14 -0400, "hank  k8dd" <k8dd at arrl.net>
> wrote:
> >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
> ------------ REPLY FOLLOWS ------------
> That does make me wonder. I have always assumed that RTTY ops used a
> speaker or earphones to find a signal and then some kind of tuning
> indicator to fine tune it, but I don't have any data.
> So I'm going to get some data. I will pose the question on the RTTY
> reflector and get back to you.
> As I said before however, the issue of aural or not is not germane tot
> this discussion because other signals, CW, RTTY or anything else are
> clearly visible on the tuning indicator. But I'm curious anyway.
> Bill W6WRT
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