Re: Where did all the PSK31 operators Go ??
A lot of it is the FT8 hysteria.
In the time it took me to read your message, I worked 3 stations on FT8, on 30M no less.
It's here until the next mode shows up.
From: 070Club@groups.io <070Club@groups.io> on behalf of F.R. Ashley <gdadx2@...>
Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2018 11:46 AM
Subject: [070Club] Where did all the PSK31 operators Go ??
I wondered same thing during my unsuccessful APE attempts. I made only FIVE contacts in 3 days... Running QRP levels sure didn't help but right now I only have a KX2 radio. I got bounced around pretty good all day.
I guess by now everyone knows another new mode, FT8CALL, is out and it will further siphon off PSK users.
But during my APE outing, I was not expecting the intrusion of other modes into PSK territory.. I think the only mode I didn't hear was SSTV, hi. One special event station in Illinois parked on .072 and ran PSK125, Hellschreiber, and RTTY. I guess I sum up by saying use it or lose it, lol.
73 Buddy WB4M
On 8/16/2018 11:03 AM, Doc wrote: