[VHFcontesting] The meaning of coherence [was: [WSVHF] [VHF] VUACSeeks Input]

George Sintchak/WA2VNV wa2vnv at optonline.net
Mon Dec 7 15:26:09 PST 2009


You say "audible transmissions" - so no RTTY, WSJT or PSK31 would be 
allowed.... Is that what you mean?

You also say "the human communication factor is always audible" so I guess 
you don't watch any TV or read (this) email on you computer monitor coming 
into your home over the fiber-optic cable - is that TV only "audible 
communication" ?

----- Original Message ----- 

From: "Joseph Nieves" <n2tee73 at yahoo.com>
To: <vhfcontesting at contesting.com>
Sent: Sunday, December 06, 2009 3:24 PM
Subject: [VHFcontesting] The meaning of coherence [was: [WSVHF] [VHF] 
VUACSeeks Input]


Fiber-optics terminate at my home for Internet and phone service.  While the 
transmission medium is light based when I pick up the phone receiver, the 
human communication factor is always audible.  To eliminate smoke signals 
and garage door openers, how about just limiting QSOs to something like:

"Electronic devices capable of emitting and receiving audible 

Still gets a bit sticky since my description above would technically make 
legal electronic drum sets  :)

In all seriousness, come up with a consensus on the spectrum's real world 
"high bar" for audible radio waves as opposed to light waves medium.  When 
an enterprising ham breaks the "high bar" barrier, you move the contest goal 
post as well.


Joe Nieves, N2TEE

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