[CQ-Contest] FT4 - Robotic Contesting

Paul O'Kane pokane at ei5di.com
Wed May 8 11:34:01 EDT 2019

It seems to me that ham-radio contesting is divided into two classes -
drivers and passengers. Drivers decode othertransmissions themselves,
everyone else is a passenger.

If you're in a car, and someone else (or the car itself) drives you
there - then you're a passenger.  Whyshould anyone get credit for
completing a journey when all they've done is tell the driver (or
the car) where to go or which way to turn?

If you're in a contest, and not doing the decoding yourself, then
you're a passenger. All users of data modes are passengers. CW ops
who treat CW as just another data mode, and rely on decoders, are

OK Google - work P5 for me :-)

Paul EI5DI

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