I made a few QSO's today with PSK31 on 20 and 40 meter. And all of them were in a hurry. No exchange of power, antenna or any thing else. No, QSL 73 GL and gone are they. What is happening? No more time for a normal QSO? If is is an exclusive DX station, okay I can understand. But a normal range QSO... everything must be done in a hurry. I need a new thrill I guess. Most of the QSO's are boring. Sometimes I think I should stop for awhile.

Paul Stam, PC4T, is a regular contributor to and writes from the Netherlands. Contact him at [email protected].

2 Responses to “Fast”

  • BX2ABT:

    Paul, why do you stick to these boring modes like psk31, JT65 and WSPR? No wonder you are disappointed. Try Olivia, or plain old CW to keep brain active. Try something new like FreeDV. Life is too short for sticking to the tried and tested and especially too short for QRP.

  • Paul PC4T:

    @Hans: I agree with you that most digi modes can be boring after a while. CW is still favourite mode. I still made CW qso as well. But also here: the higher the band the shorter the QSO’s. I use QRP if it can, but when I need more power because propagation makes it necessary then I crank up the power. Most of the time I will not exceed 50 watts. But when I need 100 watts I will use it. Hi. 73 Paul

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