Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by VK4HAT, Dec 2, 2018.
CW contests are still allowed as always.
I don't think it's a good idea, a bit of a stretch actually.
I was also not crazy about the Grid Chase, but if it keeps the segments busy, great.
If contesting is the reason to change FT8 from 75 to 77 bits, it may have been a mistake. I would have preferred a new WSJT-X submode.
You forgot school bus riders!
Yes of course!
But, for today, FT8 is inferior in speed and "QRM immunity" than RTTY!
In a congested channel, it is impossible to realize a high sensitivity of FT8...
I have good understanding, that many HAMs looking for a Contest Mode, that is not inferior to the CW, so...more accessible to everyone!
Yes, great idea!
I never heard anyone claim that FT8 was better for contesting than CW or RTTY. I have a suggestion....if it doesn't work for you or if you don't like it then don't use it! Nothing has been taken away from your ham radio experience.
I love snacks.....
So you're not a "Class A" operator.... Shame
FT-8 has different opinions,
I sorta like it, I got 15 countries worked and confirmed since May, when I got licensed
FWIW, I suspect the reason why the major contests are still older modes like simple Baudot FSK, CW, and SSB, is because they have a very "live" and "bare metal" feel. With FEC modes, there's always a delay between the transmission and the reception of characters, and that's just a feature of adding the extra parity information to the data.