[CQ-Contest] RBN Announcement on FT8 Spotting

Yuri ve3dz at rigexpert.net
Wed Jun 13 15:02:28 EDT 2018

It's hard to disagree with you, Peter.

Yuri  VE3DZ

-----Original Message-----
From: CQ-Contest [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Peter Sundberg
Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 1:53 PM
To: CQ-Contest at Contesting.COM
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] RBN Announcement on FT8 Spotting

Let it rip.

Who cares any more as FT8 is about computers talking to computers while the operator is doing
- or has his mind - on other things. Ham Heaven is here according to the masses and apparently statistics. RBN is all about computers anyway. 
And we must make decisions based on statistics - right?

To be able to make use of the FT8 "Deep" 
functionality the computer needs the info to decode unknown callsigns that are "22 dB below the noise level".

So why not feed the computers with as much info as possible to speed up the journey up the DXCC ladder. Then, when the barn is full, some operators might even return to real ham radio again without concerns over what is fed to the RBN network.

Peter SM2CEW

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