Re: OK , Gridtracker it is then !

Andrew OBrien

Hi fellow Lakes dude.  JS8 works well but I think VARA AC has more promise. Problem with both (to me) is same cadre of hams using it.  I get bored using a mode if there is not new life or new experiments.

Andy K3UK

On Fri, Jul 22, 2022 at 5:29 PM Sholto Fisher <sholto.fisher@...> wrote:
Hi Andy,

Do you do any JS8Call? Seems like a lot of people do that for a break
from FT8.


On 7/22/2022 2:32 PM, Andrew OBrien wrote:
> OK , Gridtracker it is then !
> Over the last year my interest in amateur radio has waxed and waned . I
> sold a few HF radios , gave up running the WSJTX group for Joe Taylor
> and crew, MOSTLY stopped using FT8, did not chase DX seriously , and
> what activity I did do was QRP CW and experimental digital modes . I
> think I had a period of 2-3 months where Iistened only .
> Within the last couple of months my interest has increased and I bought
> a new radio , built an antenna or two. I have been trying to decide
> where my focus should be , emcomm, DXing , nets , POTA, CW only . While
> thinking about this, I had a thought about my views last year that
> JTlerts and Gridtracker were the bane of amateur radio . My thoughts
> were that they have turned some people in to  “ham snobs”, making it
> easy for them to only conduct QSOs with people they have never contacted
> before .

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