Mike Besemer <mwbesemer@...>
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Oh heck… I do that!
From: 070Club@groups.io [mailto:070Club@groups.io] On Behalf Of Joseph Molon
Sent: Friday, December 29, 2017 4:32 PM
Subject: Re: [070Club] 10M
Or walking down an isle at the grocery store carrying on a conversation with invisible people.
On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 04:22 PM, Jerry N9AVY wrote:
Years ago they used to lock people up for talking to people they can't see !
FT8 is a much better weak signal mode as well. I've had many contacts that didn't even show on the waterfall.
Perhaps some went to FT-8 thing there was more DX activity, but there are not as many DX stations as they may have thought. There was some talk I heard about running FT-8 on DXpeditions, but I think it may have been just that.
Although FT-8 does lend itself well for "599 QSL" contacts.
Still prefer PSK31 for general contacts and getting to know other hams. Haven't been on SSB for a long time and don't miss it. Read something the other day about phone bands being a big mess with all the idiots. Guess SSB was always like that from my 40 years experience.
Welcome to the "new and improved " ham radio - NOT !
I found that the prop isn't the only thing working against PSK31 contacts. I checked the statistics on PSK Reporter and found that in any given 2 hour period there averages about 1300 - 1500 PSK contacts being made as compared to an average of 838,000 FT8 contacts.
PSK31 seems to be a small percentage of the total activity. Guess many flew the coop. I know that I have seen lots of FT8 on both ends of 20m and also at the high end of 40m.
Here's hoping the prodigals return home in 2018.
On Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 08:30 AM, Randy True wrote:
Prop looks OK on 10 if anyone wants to give it a try.