[CQ-Contest] WSJT-X and contesting

Jeff Stai wk6i.jeff at gmail.com
Tue Dec 4 15:32:47 EST 2018

Even W0YK has suggested that we need an FT mode with more like a 5 second
time period to be viable as a contest mode.

Things I currently can't do in an FT8 contest include, please do correct me
if I am wrong:

- Saying "HI JIM KB" before my TU and CQ.

- Move a needed station to another band.

- Explain to a casual operator what the exchange is and how to learn more
and enjoy the contest.

- Transmit out of sequence (hopefully I don't have to explain that).

All of these are no doubt a SMOP but we aren't there yet. 73 jeff wk6i

On Tue, Dec 4, 2018 at 11:19 AM Jim Brown <k9yc at audiosystemsgroup.com>

> 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
> spectrum?
>  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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