[CQ-Contest] WSJT-X and contesting

Jeff Stai wk6i.jeff at gmail.com
Tue Dec 4 15:36:39 EST 2018

On Mon, Dec 3, 2018 at 3:26 PM Randy Thompson K5ZD <k5zd at charter.net> wrote:

> I agree.  However, I do believe ARRL made one fundamental flaw in their
> adoption of FT8.  Because FT8 can decode multiple signals at one time,
> anyone who uses FT8 must enter the Assisted category.  I think it is safe
> to assume the CAC was not involved in this decision.
> I would have probably gone the other way.  All entries are allowed to use
> assistance whether they use RTTY, FT8, or MFQPXW345.  Once the computer is
> doing the decoding, why distinguish between assisted or not.

A CW or RTTY skimmer is a multi-decoder. The Gritty RTTY decoder is a
multi-decoder. Most PSK31 software is multi-decoder. So is FT8. All of
these have been ruled to put you in assisted for good reason.

73 jeff wk6i

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