[CQ-Contest] Fwd: Why?

Ward Silver hwardsil at gmail.com
Fri Jan 9 12:15:10 EST 2015

I don't the issue is as much about spectrum efficiency or channel 
characteristics as it is of the session-level protocol for RTTY and 
PSK31, for which there really isn't one.  Both are "connection-less" 
protocols that don't require any kind of set-up and tear-down of a 
protocol structure before data is exchanged.  Characters are typed, out 
they go, and anyone can receive them or respond to them without 
negotiation. That's what you need for a contest environment.  If you are 
talking about data transfer - that's a completely different problem.

73, Ward N0AX

On 1/9/2015 11:00 AM, cq-contest-request at contesting.com wrote:
> How can we entice a sufficient number of contest ops "pack the bands" in
> a contest using BPSK (31 or 63) to determine if the bandwidth advantages
> for PSK outweigh the disadvantages concerning multi-path distortion, etc.?
> 72/73 de n8xx Hg

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