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Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by SQ9GOL, Jan 13, 2019.

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  1. WA3YAY

    WA3YAY Ham Member QRZ Page

    I wonder if Dr. Joe Taylor is bemused or amused by the FT8 debate?
  2. K2AMF

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  3. N7KO

    N7KO Ham Member QRZ Page

    So many are misusing the FT 8 mode by running high power and splattering across the normal band width, it was meant to be used at QRP level. Take the time and effort to learn CW you will find it very rewarding. 73,
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  4. N3OP

    N3OP Ham Member QRZ Page

    FT8 is a weak signal mode, NOT a lower power mode.
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  5. NN6A

    NN6A Ham Member QRZ Page

    FT8 contest? Really? C'mon guys! If you win the contest, the award should go to your computer, because you were asleep, at work, making love, working out, running errands, drunk, high, stoned, listening to music during the contest...while your computer is racking-up contacts!
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  6. VA3VF

    VA3VF Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hummm...I must be doing something wrong then. Care to share your technique? The only time I'm not 'in charge' is like now, 8000km from my radio room. No, I do not use remotes.

    As for FT8 contests, we agree, but for a different reason, not that fun.
  7. W4KVW

    W4KVW Ham Member QRZ Page

    LOL,AMEN,AMEN,AMEN,& AMEN! LOL I bet you made some very sore toes after that comment but THANKS for telling the TRUTH. Lots of folks with some very thin skin that operate that mode it appears. The TRUTH is great medicine. I have seen it referred to as the Lazy Hams mode & boy that one hits lots of nerves as well. It is Exciting like watching grass grow & wet paint drying in high humidity. ;) o_O

  8. N7KO

    N7KO Ham Member QRZ Page

    Don't get me started
  9. AF4RK

    AF4RK Ham Member QRZ Page

    I operate FT8 and I am very familiar with the sound. I had DQRM from FT8 in the ARRL CW DX contest. Followed me through 5 frequency changes. One transmitter. not in the "warbler" zone.
  10. W3MMR

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    Haha you guys crack me up. The ones who talk crap on FT8 are the ones who have NEVER used it. The ones who ONLY know of rumors. The mode IS NOT fully automated. Yes the QSO itself is, but you have to initiate the contact, call CQ, return to a call, change frequencies, etc etc. Its the exact same principle as SSB, CW, or any other mode being used for DX. You acknowledge the call, give a signal report both ways, and say 73. So you gonna talk crap on everyone who is a DXer as well? You cant just turn it on, and walk away. It wont make contacts for you all day and night. I ignorance of some on this post is quite comical. I bet you guys are the ones who cant get through one QSO without saying "Remember When" as well. :p:p:p

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