New tropo world record contact between Cape Verde Islands and Scotland made at 432 MHz

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by G4TUT, Dec 29, 2019.

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  1. N2RRA

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    I conquer and any ham capable of logic and common sense should be able too distinguish the difference between the two. It’s the reason why I am 1000% APPOSED too FT8 during contesting and even DX award credits. Guess today we’re adopting a world where they give awards too everyone just for participating and accomplishments due too hard work is not even a moral, or ethical concept too adopt and be proud of. EVERYONE’S A WINNER so feelings aren’t hurt. Smh ‍♂️
  2. N2RRA

    N2RRA Ham Member QRZ Page

    LOL, if you make and log a contact QSO unattended for even a millisecond while you run too the kitchen it’s the same thing. NO CREDIT FOR YOU.
  3. N2RRA

    N2RRA Ham Member QRZ Page

    YES, all for it. Not like it’s never been done before.
  4. N2RRA

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    LMAO, now this is about the silliest and very ignorant ideology in defense too FT8, or digital modes alike I’ve read so far.

    CW mode via computer still needs presence and physical typing at the ready and even that too CW ops is cheating and insulting too CW. Pretty logical why!

    The point isn’t generating the signal. The point is physical endurance and ability. Does an Olympic runner need to run to win the event? Does the arm wrestler need to physically arm wrestle the other opponent, or can we use a robot to arm wrestle him? I mean I can go on, but these examples of questions is just as silly as the question weather “Does the operator have to generate the EM directly by waving his arms”? ‍♂️‍♂️

    OF COURSE NOT, but they have too be present and physical endurance like using your voice, hearing, and hands much like being a runner is the true endurance, spirit and thrill of contesting and DX chasing. If handicapped, one can still read the screen and send Morse if deaf. If mute then a computer to send macro voice messaging is fine. If blind, but can use voice and hearing then they can do both as well and they should be commended even more. Being present is needed as well as using the human senses is the endurance factor of contesting and DX chasing.

    When we advance too AI ROBOTICS in the home are we gonna leave them in the shack to make DX contacts for us while we travel on a cruise? I should hope not, but FT8 alike digital guys I’m sure will say there’s nothing wrong with that neither. ‍♂️
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  5. KE5ES

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    Everyone knows that a real QSO is made with a Home built Transmitter and a home built Receiver using CW on a straight key. This is all powered by the Diehard Battery off of a 1948 Willys Jeep and of course the antenna is pure ladderline connected with Lead Solder. There will always be haters and people that think that their way is the only way. Besides the awesome contacts you were actually ON THE AIR instead of just looking at the computer and saying "Looks like the bands are dead. I guess I will watch Netflix tonight."
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  6. KC2KAE

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    lol go get em eric
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  7. N7XCZ

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    I just worked South Africa on 40 meters using Ft8 Woooo Breaking the Law!!!! ala Judas Priest and I stayed right at the operating point the whole time, Awww Yeaaa.
    and I have done the same thing on the same band using all the modes at my disposal CW SSB FT8 JT65 RTTY not PSK31 yet Hi Hi. I am getting a vibe of
    if I am not doing it your way I am doing it wrong?!?! I worked just as hard to achieve my DXCC on mixed and Digital as any other operator and I am working real hard on the other modes as well, So I'm not doing it your way.
    Well your not doing my way, But we are both making contacts and keeping the Hobby alive. I have three children one might be interested she has been studying to get her ticket when she talks about Amateur radio and I talk about CW that seems nostalgic to her but still Cool, and SSB as well but the Digital modes peak her interest it is 2020 also the awards aspect.
    Hams Just Want to Have Fun, Cyndi Lauper and keep our hobby alive:rolleyes: yea I went there. Happy New Year to All and good DX and 73
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  8. G3SEA

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    A truly remarkable achievement for that band on SSB ! :cool:

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  9. N7XCZ

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    A truly remarkable achievement on any mode at that frequency :)!
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  10. MW1CFN

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    So radio is Olympic sport now? o_Oo_Oo_O And you have the audacity to call defence of FT8 'idiotic'. Wow!

    The point about 'being present' is just your (and one or two others') pure misunderstanding and fabrication. Pretty much all FT8 users will be present at the transmission and reception.

    In the end, I and a load of others made a great contact on low power and basic antennas at VHF and UHF, and the naysayers with their false teeth and upcoming cruise holiday didn't.

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