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What are your favorite contest modes?
  Posted: Nov 01, 2007   (390 votes, 9 comments) by VE5ZX

  CW & SSB
    (390 votes, 9 comments)
Survey Results
CW 38% (148)
SSB 17% (65)
RTTY 5% (20)
CW & SSB 14% (55)
CW & RTTY 12% (45)
SSB & RTTY 8% (33)
SSB & CW & RTTY 6% (24)

Survey Comments
Contest modes
I never took part in phone contests after my wife told me I sounded like a parrott !
I had to admit it has some merrit ! What is the challege in speaking ?( for most of us, anyway )

On the other hand, using morse is a skill one has to learn and improve.
CW is more fun, once you get the hang of it- Sweet music !!

73 Rag

Posted by la5he on January 2, 2008

I like contesting. I prefered mode , the Contest SSB.

Team IR9P
Sicily Island

Posted by IR9P on November 1, 2007

Just started in RTTY Contest
I like the SSB
New on HF bands

73's F4DVX David

Posted by F4DVX on October 26, 2007

Contest mode for me
-.-. --.- - . ... -

73, Dick PA2DW

Posted by pa2dw on October 17, 2007

I like contesting. Doesnt matter if CW,SSB or RTTY. Each mode gives benefits and disadvantages. Interesting is knowledge each of them.

Posted by OK1VWK on October 13, 2007

I guess phone contests have a purpose. When you start out you can just holler into a mic all weekend. As you advance you can send your RTTY macros, but when you want to show some real skill you will use CW.

Either way I hope we can all have fun using the contest mode we enjoy most and continue to improve as we advance our skills.

73, Steve

Posted by oldfart13 on October 8, 2007

Because of licence restriction (correctly so) am limited to 10W. Therefore, CW is the only mode for realistic DX work

Posted by M3ZYN on October 6, 2007

I use lsb and usb alot since i had my upgrade this year march 17,2007.

see ya ON HF BANDS !!!!


Posted by KG4ORX on October 5, 2007

Here is how I prefer the different modes...
60% SSB
30% CW
10% RTTY ( I just got on RTTY in CQWW RTTY 07).

Dave W1CTN
Radio Ansonia Connecticut

Posted by w1ctn on October 4, 2007

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