I came across this thread in the "Working Different Modes" sub forum: WSJT-X Full-Auto mod it's all about a mod that allows fully automated FT8 operation - no interaction from a control operator. It looks as if the moderators began editing/pruning to disallow links to the the software but it seems that they gave up or decided that fully automated FT8 "QSOs" are permitted. Seems to be based on a particular FCC finding in 1995 that reads: "III. CONCLUSION 8. In summary, we are amending the amateur service rules to authorize automatic control of amateur stations. To lessen the possibility of inadvertent interference, the automatically controlled station either must be connected to another station that is under manual control, or the automatically controlled station must transmit only within a subband designated for communications between automatically controlled stations. .." So apparently I missed something over the past few months where the community has moved from being against automated FT8 operation to accepting it as the inevitable. . . While I used to enjoy FT8 - I got WAS and DXCC on FT8 - my activity waned just out of boredom. However, knowing that a Full-auto mod is in use, it makes me even less inclined to use it knowing that there is a distinct possibility there is no human on the other end, at a minimum, pushing a button. thoughts?