Re: Winter Field Day
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I am not one to contest really. I try to participate in Field Day in the summer in our 100-115 degree heat (116 was our high record a few years ago and the AC in the two EM trailers were not working), but I have been playing with this FT8 stuff. Nice quick and dirty for contest stuff. I do little voice due to major hearing issues. I really like PSK so one may have a conversation if they wish or if contesting it can be quick too. I was encouraged to participate in WFD this year and tried it. I ended up with ONE QSO on simplex from the guy who encouraged me to try it this year. From the opening bell until about midnight I saw four stations and they faded in and out so badly I never saw one complete a full PSK QSO. I tried to log a 4O ORG station, but Scott's software rejected it. I have done a ton of QSOs on 80 and 30 this month, hardly had any luck in the past, all but 40 of my 750 or so QSO have been FT8. I prefer PSK but sure seem to have a lot of trouble decoding it here. Yet for the PSKFEST it was great. Time to spread some PSK around on the bands.
On Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 11:38 AM, Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...> wrote:
When all else fails, Amateur Radio works.