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JT65 operators, what if...??!

CW is King!Posted by Peter Saturday, January 26 2008 19:12:59
What if JT65 operators would:

- tune the band and look for signals?
- stop constantly self spot on chatboards?
- stop constantly self spot on clusters?
- then call CQ for a while to see what happens?
- concentrate on the info received via the radio?
- stop demanding that the other station is "connected" to the internet at all times?
- stop passing vital information via the internet before the QSO is complete?
- click "Deep Search off"?


I for one would have an easier time reckognizing their efforts as achievements! And the ham community would start looking at EME again with eyes of admiration, and not point fingers like they do now, and call it an internet computer game.

Why do I bring this up just now?

The answer is, because of the recent BY7PP EME expedition. Behaviour on the EME chatboard N0UK this week leaves little doubt as to where we have ended up. I have seen nothing to admire on that chatboard! All of the above is applicable to the JT65 crowd on N0UK, unfortunately.


But what about us, do we CW operators:

- tune the band and look for signals? YES!!
- self spot on chatboards? NO!!
- self spot on clusters? NO!!
- call CQ for a while to see what happens? YES!!
- concentrate on the info received via the radio? YES!!
- demand that the other station is "connected" to the internet at all times ? NO!!
- pass vital information via the internet before the QSO is complete ? NO!!
- click "Deep Search off"? NOT APPLICABLE!!


So, it stands pretty clear where we constantly find good achievers, operators that we can admire for their skills and patience. smiley

We find them where the CW crowd hangs out!

CW is King!

73 de Peter SM2CEW










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