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From: G3SEK@ifwtech.demon.co.uk
Subject: Re: My Spread Spectrum Letter to FCC
Date: Sun, 1 Dec 1996 00:47:00 +0000
Bernie Doehner wrote:
>let you communicate further. Isn't that what weak signal work is all
>about? (stretching the limits of your station).

No, that is NOT all!

A very significant part of weak-signal working is communicating with audible signals in real time. If weak-signal was transformed into yet another keyboard mode, it wouldn't matter whether or not the signals were weak and the challenge would disappear.

Most existing weak-signal users are doing it because we want to work people using our own ears and personal skills. If we want to "work" people by keyboard, we use the Internet.

Maybe we're not doing it the most "efficient" way. We're choosing to do it the hard way, simply because it IS hard.

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