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

David Hinton ke4yyd at gtcom.net
Thu Feb 26 17:46:32 EST 2004

I agree with Mike.  Meteor scatter by WSJT is many times more difficult
than most phone contacts I have made in or out of contests. Denigrating the
value of WSJT is of no value to the Ham radio experience.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mike Hasselbeck" <mph at swcp.com>
To: "Lee Hiers" <aa4ga at contesting.com>
Cc: <vhfcontesting at contesting.com>
Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2004 5:12 PM
Subject: Re: [VHFcontesting] re: Wouldn't it be cool if...

> > for everything I say.   Hey, I've played with many, if not most,
> > modes out there over the years, including WSJT.  Some are more
> > interesting than others, but the only ones that involve real operator
> > skill - detection and decoding of the signal by the human brain - are
> > phone and CW (and the argument that one can use a machine to read CW
> This statement is totally contrary to my experience. I have made hundreds
> of WSJT meteor scatter QSOs from home and the rover and in not one case
> would I consider it to have been trivial, easy, or routine.  A great deal
> of operator skill, experience, patience, and even luck are required.  A
> computer is certainly involved, but it is only a tool the operator must
> employ to decipher what are often tricky if not deceptive streams of data.
> WSJT is most definitely NOT packet radio!  If operator skill is the issue
> here, WSJT has to rank very high on the degree of difficulty.
> Fortunately, the rules committee recognizes this and rightly allows the
> use of this revolutionary communication mode in VHF contests.
> _______________________________________________
> VHFcontesting mailing list
> VHFcontesting at contesting.com
> http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/vhfcontesting

More information about the VHFcontesting mailing list