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

Jamie WW3S ww3s at zoominternet.net
Mon Dec 17 17:16:35 EST 2018

I think there already was a "robot" entry for a cw test several years 

-----Original Message----- 
From: Hank Greeb
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2018 9:20 AM
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
Subject: [CQ-Contest] Robotic contest operating, why knot?


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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