New DX Club attracts over 250 members during first week

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by MM0TWX, Jun 8, 2018.

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  1. N1OOQ

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    I deal with enough computers day in and day out, no particular desire to hook one up to my radio here at N1OOQ.
    No doubt it's a popular mode, but I fail to see how forming a club is going to change that. Just don't use it.
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  2. NN4RH

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    I think it's probably a fad that will start to peter out after awhile, anyway.

    But in the meantime, it gives opportunities to log DX for amateurs that otherwise would not stand much of a chance against the "true blue" Big Gun pile ups. It allows those with modest wire antennas and well under 100 watts to log DX. I think it probably has revived interest in ham radio for some, and that would be a good thing.

    Yes there seems to be reduced activity of other digital modes, and maybe even CW at least on 15 meters and up. So plug in a key and call CQ. See what happens.
  3. KB4QAA

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    The about section is disingenuous. Clearly this an anti-FT8, anti-digital DX group. It's purpose is pointless. If you are interested in DX, then go do it. There are plenty of DX groups and clubs who aren't opposing or promoting any particular mode.
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  4. W4POT

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    I don't need to join a club to gain affirmation for my choice not to use a particular mode. If I did, I would already be in the NCWC "no CW club". :D I can understand why some are turned off by automation of the QSO process. I can appreciate why some like making contacts using modes that still work in poor conditions with lower power outputs.

    I simply choose what I'm going to do in this hobby, and leave it to others to decide how they want to operate. I try to only give advice or opinion when asked and stop short of telling others "how to Ham".
  5. AE7BT

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    Ham radio land has many campfires with many tribes huddled around their tribal hearths.
    Personally, I like to get warm by the old school light of SSB/CW/RTTY in order to get away from my workday computer screens (there is no computer in my shack). That’s important to me, personally; it may not be to you and that’s ok.
    Although I’m unlikely to join yet another group I’m sympatico with the idea of this club because it seems like a place for likeminded hams to congregate (hopefully without dissing the *other* guys). If FT8 is your thing that’s great too: I see it’s advantages. I also see how it might come to displace other modes. But, it’s a big tent hobby and the circus never ends.
    Send in the clowns!
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  6. KP4SX

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    Like RTTY and PSK31. :)
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  7. KD2NOM

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    Like CW and SSB too
  8. VK2WP

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    Good luck to this group, I did not sign up as already a member of the FISTS club which satisfies my on air needs. The more people whom promote real hands on conversations instead of auto computer contacts the better.

    See you sometime on air at the key, my preferred mode.
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  9. AE7BT

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    Straight key has become my fave too.
    I just remember what 200 Meters and Down said about what happened when the “more efficient” Continuous Wave came in: the spark gap guys were up in arms at how CW was “ruining” ham radio.
    Real men use homebrew spark gap rigs! CW was for those lacking real skill and commitment. And so it goes... :)
  10. KZ3I

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    pleased to sign up...stated objectives align with signed pledge to turn in my computer was required. I wish this new club all the best in achieving it's goal of promoting CW and phone DX operating.
    Bill, KZ3I
    TBDXC member #77

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