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

Lee Hiers aa4ga at contesting.com
Thu Feb 26 18:12:20 EST 2004

Maybe I can answer both of these with one reply!

On 26 Feb 2004 at 17:46, David Hinton wrote:

> 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.

Nowhere did I say WSJT contacts were easy.  Nowhere did I 
denigrate the value of WSJT.  

When I said:

> I've played with many, if not most, modes out there over
> the years, including WSJT.  Some are more interesting
> than others 

I was including WSJT as one of the more interesting ones.  
I personally find the amount of short-duration meteor 
enhancement fascinating.

> > 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.

While WSJT is not packet, it does not involve using your 
ears and brain to decode what is being sent.  But then, I 
don't like RTTY contests either.

I hope to mess around with WSJT again one of these days, 
but since my VHF station is Rover-only at this point, it 
probably won't be soon.  I'm sure if I install some VHF 
antennas here at the house, I'll give it another go....but 
be assured it won't be in a contest, unless it's a WSJT-
only contest.

73 de Lee

Lee Hiers, AA4GA
Cornelia, Georgia

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