FT8 used for Australian 3.4 GHz record

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by VK7HH, Sep 16, 2019.

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  1. XE2GMA

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    Congrats for the contact!

    Just a thought, the COMPUTERS did not set up the radio and the antennas or did they? When somebody use tools like antenna analyzers to set up antennas or any other tool like pliers or screwdrivers, should we tell thanks to that tools?

    Make the contact happens requires some knowledge and a lot of effort, just like any other mode in radio bands.

    Again, congrats foe the contact!

    PS: Sorry for any grammar error in my english.
    N2AMM, N5WRJ, PE5I and 2 others like this.
  2. WA7SON

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    Don't forget the antennas and power supplies.
    KD2KIQ, PE5I and AK5B like this.
  3. AK5B

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    Roger that.

    Reminds me of the old Yellow Pages telephone directory ad slogan:

    "Let your fingers do the walking!"

    With FT-8 it could be:

    "Let your computers do the talking!"
  4. K4AGO

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  6. K4AGO

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    Outstanding accomplishment. Congratulations.
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  7. VK7HH

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    and two operators!
    KI5AIU, KK2DOG and KN0DE like this.
  8. PE5I

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    Just for all the smartasses here.If you beat that record with your last century modes like SSB or even CW, I'll be quiet. But you can't! You simply don't understand the word evolution. You just stay at AM please? So I don't have to make contact with Neanderthals like you.
    KF0XU, KC8FRP, KK2DOG and 1 other person like this.
  9. KD2KIQ

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    Look... I’m really technically inclined, but those robo-QSOs are pretty boring. It’s like telling people you’re really into making meals from scratch, but upon further examination, they are microwaved. If you’re just gonna have a computer do all the work, why do anything at all? That’s not fun. At that point it just becomes ridiculous record-chasing. This is one of those situations where “there is no correct answer.”
  10. W5KV

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    Right.... let's congratulate the computers... because the computers took the time to build that station, put up the antenna & get on the air.......

    This mode superiority attitude is so old.

    Ignore the trolls OP. Congrats!
    W7TCT, KK2DOG, KI5AIU and 5 others like this.

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