Yes, there are times when you see things on chat pages that are unimaginable…

Recently there was a good tropo opening from the UK to the European contintent. Stations were working each other easily on CW and phone, as normal when signals are good.

But of course, some stations need to use the most difficult mode to communicate under such conditions, JT65..

Here is what went down on the ON4KST chatboard when G4IGO wanted to come on the band and works some guys on digital:

G4IGO Ken CQ JT65A tropo on 180 second to EU
G4IGO Ken SRI – jt65B no 65a
DG0OPK Michael nein… G4IGO BIG MS
DD0VF-1 Steffen@VHFQTH G4IGO -22 no decode
DG0OPK Michael KEN MS destroys JT65…
G4IGO Ken Station calling – Steffeen – so strong that jt65 will not decode. Will go down in power – please the same
DD0VF-1 Steffen@VHFQTH now decode Ken
G4IGO Ken RR Michael – i have station that is s9 and plus – but no decode.
OE5MPL Pete G4IGO 194100 7 -22 0.4 -121 3 * QRZ G4IGO IO80
DD0VF-1 Steffen@VHFQTH 194100 8 -12 0.3 -73 3 * QRZ G4IGO IO80
G4IGO Ken Guys – call me 50 and 100 low frequency please – i sort you out.
G4IGO Ken 50 and 100 hz..………
G4IGO Ken Peter – i call you next – you were too strong earlier

I love it!!!

you were too strong earlier ” smiley

Says it all really… why make it easy when it can be complicated the JT65 way..?? smiley

A CW operator spends his time communicating on the radio, digitalists spend their time talking to one another about how to get the program to decode what they want to see..

Yepp, CW is King!

73 de Peter SM2CEW