FT8 vs CW - which is best?

Discussion in 'Videos and Podcasts' started by G3CWI, Jan 27, 2020.

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  1. G3CWI

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    A new Radio Adventures video.

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  2. N5HXR

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    That was really entertaining. Interesting to think about how FT8 does have its strict timing requirements, which sets a limit on maximum contact rate.
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  3. WL7PM

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    "People kept calling Tom, sometimes a few at the same time, to my dismay"
  4. KG5THG

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    The best one is the one you like to use. I like the easy questions.
  5. N2EY

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  6. NG5O

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    Exactly. It's the classic "Ford vs Chevy" question, which will never be answered, but will keep being asked.
  7. W5UAA

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    Ya, those are flip phones. I kept my flip phone until I couldn't stand it any more. You have to press a "number" button at least once, most of the time 2 or 3 times in order to enter one letter. Morse code at 20-25 WPM will beat it every time.

    Now I have an Android and a bluetooth full sized keyboard. I would beat 20-25 WPM morse code now. Easily.

    We now have more than a dozen SMS "like" protocols on HF now.

    Which is better? Yes, Ford or Chevy. Ginger or Mary-Ann. Coke or Pepsi. Depends what you're looking for. Ease? Below noise floor? Fun of a challenge? Location of the distributor? Red heads or brunettes? Nuanced flavor?

    To each his own.

    Freedom to choose is better than a group think.
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  8. N2EY

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    Jennifer or Bailey?
  9. K3EY

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    I rememeber watching that on Leno

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