Discussion in 'Survey Center' started by KC2SIZ, Aug 22, 2019.
Born in 57 here. Personally think the world would be a better place without 99% of all social media.
I don't use the digital modes (hardly ever) but I think they're very welcome, as they provide "contacts" under conditions when older modes really won't work; as such, they've been helpful to people with antenna restrictions and such.
The only reason I don't use them (I'm set up for them and can use them any time I wish to) is they're boring. They provide "contacts," but not much in the way of real conversation, which is what I'm in for.
Even on RTTY (like 40 years ago, when I used it pretty often), which is "keyboard to keyboard," we had hour-long rag chews, so it was similar to working CW except it used keyboards.
Mostly on the wireless cables, huh?
when RTTY was mechanical, it was epic. when it went digital it diminished
internet > ebay or amazon > paypal is way better than tiny advertisement in obscure magazine > payphone > Mastercard > stuff you can't live without.