Re: NS RTTY Sprint


Kermit Lehman
 

In a message dated 2017-05-14 2:10:53 P.M. Coordinated Universal Tim,
tshoppa@... writes:

Ken K6MR writes:

I'm not sure what the breakdown of working/retired folks is on the
morning/afternoon CWTs, but except for a few that have noted they operate
from work (VE9AA in his car, for example) I'd bet most are retired. So
that
limits an already small group. I know two of our most active stations are
work constrained during the day. As I noted in a previous post, VE2FK
asked publically about a daytime CWT-style RTTY session and no one
responded. If we wanted to have a standard contest style session, that
would definitely be the way to go. Something completely separate from NS,
sort of like what they did with the Tuesday night Fone Fray.




There's a lot of activity in all three Wednesday CWops events and many of
the ops must be retired. The RTTY community is smaller but seems to be
growing rapidly. Plus there's considerable overlap. At some point there will
a critical mass large enough to support CWops style weekly mini-contests.
Maybe there already is.

RTTY sprint style operating is a very small niche interest. Among my
circle of RTTY friends, not one is interested.

RTTY is primarily a contest mode. There's very little RTTY weekday
operating. DXing for new ones is a miniscule part of it. There is a surprising
amount of RTTY Special Event operations for the prefix chasers.

Since the code requirement was dropped, new hams on HF tend to gravitate
toward SSB and digital modes, mostly PSK and JT65/JT9. These folks should
be good recruits for RTTY contesting. PSK has never become a major
contesting mode. Try to imagine a JT65 contest.

73,
Ken, AB1J



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Folks,

I am retired and have more time on my hands than you can imagine. I do
not do the Sprints because I just simply forget they are even running.
Besides I do not like the QSY rules.

With the lousy propagation we are currently experiencing, I do not think
I am missing much.

73


Thom KI8W


On 5/16/2017 13:07, Kermit (aka Ken) via RTTY wrote:


In a message dated 2017-05-14 2:10:53 P.M. Coordinated Universal Tim,
tshoppa@... writes:

Ken K6MR writes:

I'm not sure what the breakdown of working/retired folks is on the
morning/afternoon CWTs, but except for a few that have noted they operate
from work (VE9AA in his car, for example) I'd bet most are retired. So
that
limits an already small group. I know two of our most active stations are
work constrained during the day. As I noted in a previous post, VE2FK
asked publically about a daytime CWT-style RTTY session and no one
responded. If we wanted to have a standard contest style session, that
would definitely be the way to go. Something completely separate from NS,
sort of like what they did with the Tuesday night Fone Fray.



There's a lot of activity in all three Wednesday CWops events and many of
the ops must be retired. The RTTY community is smaller but seems to be
growing rapidly. Plus there's considerable overlap. At some point there will
a critical mass large enough to support CWops style weekly mini-contests.
Maybe there already is.

RTTY sprint style operating is a very small niche interest. Among my
circle of RTTY friends, not one is interested.

RTTY is primarily a contest mode. There's very little RTTY weekday
operating. DXing for new ones is a miniscule part of it. There is a surprising
amount of RTTY Special Event operations for the prefix chasers.

Since the code requirement was dropped, new hams on HF tend to gravitate
toward SSB and digital modes, mostly PSK and JT65/JT9. These folks should
be good recruits for RTTY contesting. PSK has never become a major
contesting mode. Try to imagine a JT65 contest.

73,
Ken, AB1J



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