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

Jeff Clarke ku8e at ku8e.com
Tue Jun 9 19:18:42 EDT 2020

Sure hope people don't opertae FT8 all weekend. When signals get over 
0db please try CW/SSB. 6 meters has been open almost all day to the 
Caribbean, Central American and Northern South America from my QTH in 
Georgia. Also have been hearing signals from the back of my beam. Many 
have been loud enough to work on the traditional CW/SSB modes but no 
activity there.


On 6/9/2020 05:23 PM, Jim Brown wrote:
> On 6/9/2020 1:13 PM, Courtney Judd wrote:
>> have at it. I don't consider digi to be a real mode and see no reason 
>> why I should be asked to compete with it. This is my opinion and if 
>> you don't like it, hit delete and move on.
> I use FT8 a lot on 160 for long haul DX that I can't work on CW, and 
> on 6M for E-skip chasing grids, but I have so far not gotten excited 
> about FT8/FT4 contesting. That said, 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.
> 73, Jim K9YC
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