[VHFcontesting] FN55 result and comments
w9rm at calmesapartners.com
Mon Sep 17 10:28:27 EDT 2018
>From a VHF perspective, FT8 & MSK144 aren't 'destroying amateur radio 15
seconds at a time'. That's the job of the 'unenlightened' op's who
stubbornly refuse to move OFF those modes when the band opens for sporadic
E during the summer contests. The September and January VHF contests are
ready-made for these modes !
Note I said contests - what you do outside a contest is you're own
business. This is a contesting reflector and the idea of contesting is to
score as high as possible. Being a 'one mode wonder' on FT8 when there is
sporadic E on 6M during a contest is hurting, not helping, your score.
Keith J Morehouse
Calmesa Partners G.P.
On Mon, Sep 17, 2018 at 8:09 AM John Kludt <johnnykludt at gmail.com> wrote:
> <snip snip>
> My third point at the risk of being accused of "destroying amateur radio 15
> seconds at a time" is to try the digital modes, specifically FT8 and
> MSK144. This last contest was pretty dead for us and those 2 modes on 6m
> and 2m made the difference between total boredom and a reasonable score.
> Not a great score but a reasonable score. We also used SSB and we tried
> CW. The CW was done by our best 35 wpm op and netted almost nothing for
> the effort.
> John K4SQC
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