Re: Losing 30M
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Also coded extra here. Also 20 years USN as a Radioman. Operated Ship/shore cw while at NAVCOMMSTA Puget Sound.
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From: Jerry N9AVY <n9avy@...>
Date: 8/13/19 7:21 PM (GMT-06:00)
Subject: Re: [070Club] Losing 30M
Being a “no-coder” has nothing to do with anything ! Am a coded Extra here.
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Guys FT8 signals out number psk/cw/ssb 10:1 in numbers count. Go to Club Log and look at the FT8 to other ratio. You can yell and scream about an arrogant software developer, but he had to choose something. Since there weren’t a lot of PSK traces on the waterfall the rest is history. My simple observations are that it is the same 6 stations on PSK, I love operating PSK and try to use it, but FT8 is more popular period. You can’t change that. I was first licensed in the 70’s when hams rag chewed and nets were on 75m with all the alligators. Now nets are everywhere and everybody just wants their signal report and a contact on LOTW. You can site the thousands of documents that identify the PSK frequencies, but it doesn’t matter! We took CW frequencies because PSK was more popular, and how many of you are no-code licensees, now FT8 is more popular and we lose. You all know that is how the world works, think about it. We don’t want you here in the United States unless your a Doctor from India. Winners and losers folks, FT8 won. Like the man said, just the facts!
Jim, K5SP #483
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