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

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  1. K2NCC

    K2NCC Ham Member QRZ Page

    I think many of the folks bitchin' about FT8 have spent months or years to "earn" something some hated-mode users get in a good weekend.

    Seems they feel as if their accomplishment is somehow lessened by the advancement of the hobby/service.

    Just because someone got the same award as you, in a fraction of the time, doesn't make your badge-of-honor any less valuable. To you.
    Keep in mind, when you die, all that wallpaper will likely end up in the recycling or a yard-sale.

    It used to take months to cross the country, which now can be done in hours. Yet, how many of your are wishing for the days of the Pony Express?

    Much ado about nada. Surely there will be something new for the folks of yesteryear to complain about soon.

    Ignore the naysayer, PLAY RADIO!

    vy 73, de Frank W4RAV in Oregon
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  2. MW1CFN

    MW1CFN Ham Member QRZ Page

    The very best spirit of America! Amen to that.
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  3. AF2F

    AF2F Ham Member QRZ Page

    Back in 70's and 80's when I was dependent on Box 88 for my QSLs for the most of the part it took me 5 years to collect cards needed for DXCC. Did I get the certificate? No. There was something wrong with award exchange program between two organizations when I was ready to submit the application. QRT for 35 years and was back on air exactly 1 year ago and it took me 4 months with 100 W and a dipole in the attic to earn DXCC using LoTW. Did I mention that I was exclusively CW operator? Yes, I was. Should I have not been using LoTW?... Would anybody but me care to understand the difference in time in effort I put in earning the same award now and then? NO. It's my proud and joy and I do it my way.
    Since last September I use FT8/FT4 and do enjoy it when there is no activity on CW.
    Oh, and I worked D41CV and D4Z on CW. Thanks for the contacts guys!
    73 and enjoy yourself and this amazing hobby, folks.
    "Matt" AF2F
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  4. G1ZRN

    G1ZRN Ham Member QRZ Page

    Contesting, for those who can't construct a sentence ;-)

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