Which is best, FT8 or CW?

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  1. G4TUT

    G4TUT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Which is best, FT8 or CW?

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    In the latest of his "Radio Adventures" YouTube series, Richard G3CWI of SOTABEAMS takes a lighthearted look at whether FT8 or CW is better during a portable activation.

    Since Richard launched the Radio Adventures series in November it has grown to having over 15 videos covering topics such as magnetic loop antennas and making a portable 80-10m doublet. Also included in the mix are more general videos such as looking at the best seating options for operating in the field. The focus is always on the more adventurous side of amateur radio with new content uploaded weekly.

    http://bit.ly/ft8vscw

    http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2020/january/which-is-best-ft8-or-cw.htm

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  2. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Best for...


    ??
     
    KK4HPY, K3XR, KG7HVR and 3 others like this.
  3. 2E0TWD

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    Oh no!!! Richard is asking for trouble, lol.
     
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  4. WB8VLC

    WB8VLC Ham Member QRZ Page

    FT8, best for helping hams with insomnia get a good nights sleep, even if it's at the radio bench.
     
    NZ5F, VK2GIB, N3MLB and 12 others like this.
  5. W9RAC

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    I cant even believe you're comparing the two. Very skilled vs ZERO skill? uhh ok. RAC
     
    VK6ATS, NX1V, KB7GL and 28 others like this.
  6. SE3X

    SE3X Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Talk about opening a can of worms ..
     
    AD7S, K2NJO, PE1KWE and 5 others like this.
  7. W5EKG

    W5EKG Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Where's my popcorn..
     
    K9BPS, N3MLB, KB8BMY and 5 others like this.
  8. KJ4VTH

    KJ4VTH Ham Member QRZ Page

    CW requires some skill, not quite zero.
     
    KG4YUS, OE3JTB, K7LRC and 12 others like this.
  9. K0UO

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    FT8 since most of the people don't know CW or have the SKILL.
    73


    K0UO with Commercial telegraphy element 4 (code at 25 wpm) and is still authorized to conduct the FCC commercial GROL radio exams.
     
    K7GYB, N7KO, KE9OL and 2 others like this.
  10. N9AMI

    N9AMI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Na you can get lots of sleep if you run it fully auto. :)
     
    N7KO, JA6XZS, F8WBD and 2 others like this.

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