[CQ-Contest] My FT8 totals: Not what I thought it would be.

Jan Erik Holm sm2ekm at bdtv.se
Tue Dec 25 01:20:45 EST 2018

I´m asking myself the same. I guess after 30 years
time to get out of here. It´s been fun most of the
time however it´s all over now.

/ Jim SM2EKM
On 2018-12-22 16:21, Yuri wrote:
> Am I subscribed to the wrong reflector? :-)
> Yuri   VE3DZ
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> Subject: [CQ-Contest] My FT8 totals: Not what I thought it would be.
> Here is the scenario:
> 1) FT8 user since day 1;
> 2) No FT8 robots ever used;
> 3) Maximum power used is 75 Watts, on 80M only;
> 4) Antenna is a Hustler 6BTV at ground level, no radials;
> 5) Time spent on the radio is only what a normal, responsible family man, following a healthy/balanced lifestyle would spend.
> Total entities confirmed: 68...yes, sixty eight. I thought I had a lot more.
> I'm sure a number of entities would not have been worked/confirmed using other modes. This is still far from the end of the hobby as we know it, or the banalization of DXCC.
> It does not appear, based on this sample of only one user, that FT8 is responsible for any undue advantage in favor of the little pistol, to the detriment of the more accomplished DXer/Contester.
> It would be great if others could post their FT8 totals for comparison.
> 73 de Vince, VA3VF
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