FT8 rubbish!

Discussion in 'The DX Zone' started by 2E0RLR, Jun 24, 2020.

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  1. WD0BCT

    WD0BCT Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Me too! I left out the hashtag. :D
    I think the abundance of all mode transceivers has spoiled us. A single mode rig would have to be greatly reduced in price to make it worthwhile.....and even then single mode rigs would not be desirable to many. CW only QRP rigs are used by quite a few but not everyone's cup of tea.

    The problem with digital modes is the computer and software required in addition to the radio. Nice to be able to copy with low power and high noise...but if the computer interface goes haywire there is no copy!
     
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  2. WN1MB

    WN1MB Ham Member QRZ Page

    ...but even with a single band rig, the bulk of the design and build costs would remain. It would be comparatively inexpensive to add modes and bands to such a platform. :(
     
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  3. K1VSK

    K1VSK Ham Member QRZ Page

    absurd comparisons are….


    I once traveled on the QE2. Hardly any nexus to building a radio (or car, cruise ship, etc…)
     
  4. K2WH

    K2WH Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Just found this thread.

    From the Ops position, and back at ya, I had a conversation with a CW guy, always CW and was astonished he said he didn't own a microphone.

    So should we do away with "Idiot" CW mode ?
     
  5. M0AGP

    M0AGP Ham Member QRZ Page

    Actually I think it’s really a shame about mixed mode DXCC. Totally unfair when one mode has a major SNR advantage over the other. Yep, they should never have allowed CW to be part of mixed mode DXCC…
     
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  6. KV6O

    KV6O Ham Member QRZ Page

    Right??!? These “CW” ops have like a 10dB advantage over SSB ops! Makes a mockery of DXCC. FOR SHAME.
     
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  7. W7UUU

    W7UUU Principal Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    DXCC by all rights should be AM ONLY. Those duck quack voices all have an advantage and really make light of how hard DXCC via AM is.


    Harumph

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  8. KV6O

    KV6O Ham Member QRZ Page

    Tin cans and string or nuthin. Using RF is a mockery! Wait…
     
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  9. N3RYB

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    Finally a voice of clarity :)
     
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  10. WD4ELG

    WD4ELG Ham Member QRZ Page

    An excellent pun, OM!

    Voice of clarity = Dave's comment
    Voice of clarity = AM over quack-quack SSB
     
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