This Question was brought up at Visalia, but no definitive answer was provided other than it being to hard too implement. Now, all your Hard Fought for RTTY contacts are being lumped in with the trendy FT-8 contacts. I want it separate as there is an Extreme amount of effort involved in making a RTTY DX Contact as compared to a FT-8 contact. RTTY is a BRUTE FORCE Mode. You gotta be strongest into the DX or you don't get decoded! This is even harder than a SSB contact. DX stations can hear partial calls on voice and respond to the partial. I have been on the DX End of an RTTY Pileup so I know personally how tough it is to pull out a call. The ones who got thru where spread away from the clogging and the were decodable. So alot of DXers feel snubbed when all the FT-8 starts getting mixed in with the RTTY. in FT-8, the COMPUTER does all the work. All the OP does is do a few mouse clicks. of course I am not implying we need to go back to the days of Model 28 clack-clackers In the past KH1 Dxpedition most of their none Voice/CW contacts were FT-8. I only recall a small number of times they ventured back to the old RTTY mode. So if you didn't do FT-8,you probably didn't make the log!!! FT-8 is wonderful for poor prop times and low power stations! I see true miracle contacts especially on 6Meters!! But should FT-8 be equal to RTTY for DXCC purposes? I have an All RTTY DXCC and would like to add to it. But is seems DX are now Shunning RTTY except in the dedicated RTTY contests in favor of FT-8 SURE it is easier!!! But is EASIER always better? I feel a great sense of Accomplishment when I work a DX Station on RTTY!!