Paul O'Kane pokane at ei5di.com
Fri Apr 25 15:12:36 EDT 2008

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joe Subich, W4TV" <w4tv at subich.com>

> ... I'm sorry you feel that way but the "copy by ear" train
> left the station many years ago.

Only for those who think CW is just another data mode.

CW operators copy by ear because that's what CW
operators do.  Anyone who does it any other way
is a machine operator, a computer operator, a data
operator - describe it how you like, they're not
CW operators.

Why do sailors go to sea in boats with no engine?
Because that's what sailors do - regardless of the
availability of "better" technology.  Sure, sailors
use advanced technology, but not to replace their
core activity.

When the SSB Skimmer is launched, will that be the
end of "copy by ear" for SSB?

Paul EI5DI

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