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

Alan M. Eshleman doctore at well.com
Tue Dec 18 14:41:34 EST 2018

Not sure about V2.0, but, the other day I called CQ with V 1.9 and then went back into the house, had some coffee, and chatted with my XYL. When I went back to the shack I was surprised to see that my PC had completed a QSO with a station in Indonesia.  If I had an automated CQ (which doesn't seem that technically difficult) that would have been a fully computer controlled QSO.  What am I missing here?  

I do enjoy an occasional FT-8 QSO but I'm not much of a fan of FT-8 contesting.  It's just a matter of time before we will have a fully automated contest.

73, Alan/K6SRZ 
----- Original Message -----
From: Jim Brown <k9yc at audiosystemsgroup.com>
To: cq-contest at contesting.com
Sent: Mon, 17 Dec 2018 21:01:54 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Robotic contest operating, why knot?fu

On 12/17/2018 2:51 PM, Hank Greeb wrote:
> I only mentioned FT-8 because several folks locally have reported that 
> they've heard of the new version of FT-8 can be run with complete 
> computer control.

Lots of people repeat lots of things they hear from others that turn out 
to be false. When I was growing up it was called gossip.

73, Jim K9YC
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