[CQ-Contest] FT4 - Robotic Contesting
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
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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