[VHFcontesting] Thoughts on the Digital Modes and VHF Contesting

Steve Stahl ke7ihg at gmail.com
Wed Jan 24 00:33:58 EST 2018

Well here is crazy idea.....If your a rover and using FT8, just use it as
would normally would and have it count.
Forget the /r for all digital contacts.
You could work stations  multiple times since your in a different grid
I see the dupe problem but I think it could work.

Steve K7SWS

On Jan 23, 2018 21:21, "Alan Larson" <wa6azp at gmail.com> wrote:

  It is part of the principle of the contests that we give more multipliers
for making more difficult contacts.  We get a few for local contacts, and
more for the distant ones that require more skill.

  FT8 (and some of the other digital modes) makes the distant contacts and
large number of multipliers much easier.

  Perhaps we should disallow using those digital contacts for multiplier
credit.  You still could get QSO points for the contact, but to get the
multiplier for the distant contact, you need to use the more difficult
mode.  This suggestion is unlikely to fly in this form, but perhaps as an
alternate, limit the number of multipliers from digital to 5 or 10 percent
of the total multipliers on a band.  Say if you get 30 multipliers on 6
meters, you can only claim 3 of them from digital contacts.  That way, it
will allow digital for the really hard ones, but the ones that can be done
on traditional modes would be.

  Or perhaps having digital contests or entries be separate from the
non-computer processed modes.

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