Hello everyone, KN4BQH here. I thought I post out of concern because I’ve been a ham for a few years now and I’m getting in CW now. But I’ve noticed in my time that the CW call frequencies are just seemingly purposefuly squashed by FT8 and other digi modes now. I own crystals for some frequencies that I can’t seem to use because of this. Like 7049khz or 7040khz? Who’s idea was it to set these frequencies as default in these FT8 applications? I’m not against any mode here. But aren’t you suppose to check to see if the frequencies are in use BEFORE you just squat on them? But to me.... this seems like a mess. may be I’m just missing something?