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Okay, let's squelch this thread before it turns into a war!
We all understand the frustration of the poor propagation causing
operators to utilize modes that are designed for low signal
strength. We all don't agree/operate on all modes, just the ones
we like, so let's stop picking on those that are willing to
communicate by any means. I do not operate in the voice portion
of the 7MHZ band because of the "lids" that use SSB, and that is
my freedom of choice, as operating FT modes is anyone elses.
So, please let's just let this thread die!
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On 4/23/2020 2:00 PM, Lauri Lundgren
I didn't think I was complaining about anything,
Merely stating what I thought of operating FT-8. I have no
problem with anyone using that mode, or any other.
At least they're using their radios.
On Thu, Apr 23, 2020, 2:43 PM
Paul Butzi (W7PFB) <w7pfb@...
> I eventually updated my station and really enjoy the
ragchew of PSK but when the band is in bad shape or the
pickens are slim I change modes and continue to radio. That's
the important part to me, radioing.
In my experience this works and is a good plan. Sadly many
hams, when the pickings are slim, get online and complain
about how FT8 is ruining the entire universe. Why they
consider this more fun than FT8 I don’t know, as the process
of complaining about FT8 appears to be about the same as
letting your computer solve your crossword for you.
73, Don’t forget to smile and have fun!
Jim, K5SP #483
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