[CQ-Contest] FT4 - Robotic Contesting

Jim Brown k9yc at audiosystemsgroup.com
Wed May 1 04:07:19 EDT 2019

VERY different out west. FWIW, I have ZERO interest in grid-circling 
(which I view as an abortion) and multi-band pursuits. I'm an HF 
contester -- I find VHF contests beyond boring, and use them  as nothing 
more than an opportunity to pick up rare grids.

I am particularly turned off by the nearly universal practice out here 
(W6) of working nothing but the SSB calling frequencies. I refuse to 
work any station that sits on the calling frequencies, and I've often 
deleted QSOs from my log of stations who I later find doing this very 
unsportsmanlike practice.

Don't look for me on CW or SSB on 6M -- I'll be on FT8 or MSK144.

73, Jim K9YC

On 4/30/2019 5:32 PM, John Geiger wrote:
> I hope you are right about people realizing that CW and SSB are more 
> productive on contests. Last year's June VHF contest was an absolute 
> mess.  Almost everyone sat on FT8 with very little on CW and SSB.

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