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Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by W5DH, Jan 4, 2009.

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  1. W5DH

    W5DH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Ah yes, one of the many rtty contests this week end. How could I have forgotten about the wide signals and constant carriers to say nothing of indiscriminent frequency selection. What a bunch of rude characters. Had a number of qso's busted up. Thanks guy's, you're great and a real benefit to the nation and fellow operators.
     
  2. KB3LIX

    KB3LIX Ham Member QRZ Page


    Don't mention it....You are QUITE WELCOME !!!!!!

    LONG LIVE RTTY CONTESTS.....

    For that matter.....ALL CONTESTS !!!!!!!!
     
  3. KC4YLV

    KC4YLV Ham Member QRZ Page

    I found it kind of depressing that they just _had_ to spam all over 3.580 and 7.070.

    Lord Forbid the PSK crew gets 1 kilohertz of bandwidth to ragchew at 10 watts =/

    I understand the attraction and historical significance of RTTY, as well as the fun of contesting, but the "macro jockeys" running max power on gentleman's-agreement segments geared for other modes aren't really the best ambassadors of the mode.

    I heard one guy auto-CQing for _thirteen minutes_ on 7.070 with not one contact. Hint: maybe time to QSY.
     
  4. N5PVL

    N5PVL Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yeah, well just be glad they don't have WinLink contests!
     
  5. N8CPA

    N8CPA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Oh boy!

    The obligatory contester bash thread. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay! [CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP CLAP]
     
  6. KR2D

    KR2D Ham Member QRZ Page

    Must have been all those folks working on the digital part of the new WAS Triple Play. I worked 43 states on RTTY this weekend, and already have 13 of them confirmed in LoTW. I'll bet some ops worked all 50 this weekend.

    Next weekend, it's CW time - the NAQP CW. Who will complain about that one?
     
  7. N8CPA

    N8CPA Ham Member QRZ Page

    And I can't wait!

    Doubtful anyone will complain about it, though. Curious, isn't it?
     
  8. KC2UGV

    KC2UGV Ham Member QRZ Page

    If no one else does, I will. Just to complain about a contest. :p
     
  9. KG4KWW

    KG4KWW Banned QRZ Page

    This is why the DX window es dead tonight.....
     
  10. W9MAV

    W9MAV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Are you kidding me?

    They do not even take up the whole band like SSB contests.

    They take a portion that is never really in use.

    I made 15 PSK contacts this weekend on 14.070 not even during one of those qso's was there a RTTY carrier.
     
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