That's pretty much the wording that ARRL used on its web site and in the weekly newsletter.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
FT8 Mode is Latest Bright Shiny Object in Amateur Radio Digital World
Frankly, I think it's kind of perjorative. Next thing you know, someone will say that "digital operators are easily distrac--Squirrel!"
From: Jerry n9avy@...  <070@...>
To: 070 <070@...>
Sent: Sun, Aug 6, 2017 6:09 pm
Subject: Re:  Re: FT8
"Shiny new baubble.... " Hah- hah, but kinda true !
From: "keitheuffer@... " <070@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 6, 2017 1:02 PM
Subject:  Re: FT8
FT8 is active just below JT65 on 40 meters 7.076. I've spotted them right on that frequency, too. That would be like psk31 and JT65 on the same frequency - very annoying. Also, I was chastised by a JT9 user not long ago for being just above the JT65 crowd on 20 meters. I was told I was interfering with their QSOs. In the words of brother Rodney, "why can't we all just get along"?
(All the local new hams here with HF privileges are 'ga-ga' over FT8. The new shiny bauble, as I have heard).