[CQ-Contest] [Contest] 2020 June VHF Contest

Paul O'Kane pokane at ei5di.com
Tue Jun 9 18:28:14 EDT 2020

On 09/06/2020 22:23, Jim K9YC wrote:


> I see little difference between the attitude expressed in this post 
> and those who, in the '50s and '60s, refused to switch to that 
> new-fangled SSB.
> I also fail to see how FT8 differs from RTTY implemented by stations 
> using, for example, N1MM or WriteLog with multiple decoder windows in 
> which one simply clicks on a callsign to start an automated QSO and 
> clicks on the report to enter it into the log.
> Perhaps someone could explain the difference.

Jim is right - there is no significant difference.  As described, both 
FT8 and RTTY represent automated machine-decoded data modes. All the 
more reason, I suggest, to refrain from combining either with SSB/CW in 
individual contests.

Paul EI5DI

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