[CQ-Contest] WSJT-X and contesting

Jim Brown k9yc at audiosystemsgroup.com
Tue Dec 4 13:49:20 EST 2018

On 12/3/2018 12:09 PM, John Geiger wrote:
> I would be just fine if the RTTY roundup only used RTTY, though.

Why? I've operated a lot of FT8 and other WSJT modes, mostly on 6M, but 
so far, I've not gotten bitten by the FT8 contesting bug. But it says a 
lot about the possibilities for having fun with it that top ops like 
K6LL and W0YK are having fun with it!

Do those objecting feel threatened by something unknown to them?
Concerned that hoards of the unwashed will wipe out large parts of 

 From where I sit, it seems that those objecting to FT8 being added to 
RTTY RU can't see the forest for the trees! Has it never entered their 
minds that this could bring more hams into contesting, and that they 
might get interesting in other contests? Maybe operating RTTY? SSB? Even 
learning CW?

I operate a lot of RTTY contests, and it seems to me that anyone 
operating RTTY is just as "assisted" as someone using a CW reader.

73, Jim K9YC

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