[VHFcontesting] Wouldn't it be cool if...

Lee Hiers aa4ga at contesting.com
Wed Feb 25 21:50:03 EST 2004

I've been waiting for this advertisement.

No, it would be *much* cooler if all QSOs were made via a 
means that actually requires humans to copy the exchanges 
by ear.

It may or may not be a fun toy to play with, like WSJT, but 
IMO neither have any place in contesting.  No matter what 
the contest sponsors say.

73 de Lee

On 25 Feb 2004 at 20:16, Ev Tupis wrote:

> Wouldn't it be cool if every rover housed a beacon on a known frequency?
> Wouldn't it be cool if that beacon transmitted not only the rover's 
> callsign, but also their 6-cypher grid?  All you'd have to do is listen for it.
> When you heard it, you'd know that the Rover was in range, and where to 
> point to work them.
> Now the trick: what frequency are they operating on right now?
> Wouldn't it be cool if they were always listening on the same frequency that 
> their beacon was transmitting on?  You could call them right there, and 
> they'd reply!
> Wow!
> Such a tool would be "adopting a practice that encourages a rover to contact 
> as many stations as possible".  THAT is HamIM!  http://w2ev.rochesterny.org
Lee Hiers, AA4GA
Cornelia, Georgia

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