[CQ-Contest] Robotic contest operating, why knot?

Jukka Klemola jpklemola at gmail.com
Mon Dec 17 11:19:33 EST 2018

Maybe it looks like a robot technology today.
Regardless, there is a piece of wetware is mastering the system.
At least the wetware will be the system creator.

Are we going to see the rise of Sysop category by 2020?

Jukka OH6LI

ma 17. jouluk. 2018 klo 18.07 Hank Greeb (n8xx at arrl.org) kirjoitti:
> Jim:
> Thanks for the compliment to my mental capacity.  It's is great to have
> it acknowledged publicly.
> I've only seen FT8 working with an operator clicking and calling
> stations, or having others call his station after he calls CQ.
> But, he, and several othres around SW Michigan say that the new version
> of FT8 has already been set up as a robot, and can operate with the
> control operator in another part of the shack doing other things.
> Again, I've not used either the original version nor the new version of
> FT8, so my info is 2nd hand.
> However, the day is approaching when all functions of a RTTY, CW, PSK31,
> FT8, etc. stations can and will be able to be controlled by robots.  At
> that point we'll have a "Zero Operator", or as another operator prefers
> "Sysop Control" category in contests.  Whether the people who set up the
> contest will recognize such an entry, or relegate it to the bit bucket
> or check log category is yet to be determined.
> /s/ The Idiot LID (as several others have said, and of which I freely admit)
> 72/73 de n8xx Hg
> QRP >99.44% of the time
> On 12/17/2018 8:23 AM, cq-contest-request at contesting.com wrote:
> > Message: 2 Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2018 10:59:33 -0800 From: Jim Brown
> > <k9yc at audiosystemsgroup.com> To: cq-contest at contesting.com Subject:
> > Re: [CQ-Contest] Using FT8 in RTTY Contests Message-ID:
> > <15aa3189-11ae-c5e2-fa9f-8b880768ff60 at audiosystemsgroup.com>
> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8; format=flowed On 12/16/2018
> > 7:07 AM, Hank Greeb wrote:
> >> One could always rig up several rigs to run FT-8 as a robot,
> > Your ignorance of how FT8 works is showing.
> >
> > 73, Jim K9YC
> >
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