[CQ-Contest] IARU - Join Us

Bill Turner dezrat at copper.net
Thu Jun 21 11:31:48 EDT 2007


On Tue, 19 Jun 2007 23:12:13 -0400, "Stephen M. Murphy"
<murphys at comcast.net> wrote:

>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. 

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AFC is fine if the S&P station is also using the "NET" function with
AFSK. Some beginning RTTY'ers use AFC with FSK and no NET and that
leads to an off-frequency reply. This is a subtle error and one which
has been discussed on the RTTY reflector often. Eventually the new
guys figure it out, mostly.

Bill W6WRT

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