[CQ-Contest] WSJT-X and contesting.

Paul O'Kane pokane at ei5di.com
Tue Dec 4 03:30:13 EST 2018

On 04/12/2018 00:50, VA3VF wrote:

> Outside of contests, I'm 100% FT8 these days.
> I have been using the mode from day 1, making on-air contacts with the 
> developers with a freshly compiled version of WSJT-X when it first 
> went 'live'.
> I won't go into details about how the mode works, but the 'mainstream' 
> idea that FT8 takes the ham out of hamradio, it's fully automated, 
> requires no skill, etc. is bovine scatology.

Here's an example of fully-automated FT8 in operation - it is both simple
and effective.


It demonstrates that most of VA3VF'a assertions are "bovine scatology".
Regardless of previous "good intentions" by developers, this is how FT8
will be used by DXpeditions.

Welcome to automated contesting, DXing and DXCC.

Paul EI5DI

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