may be a neat "development" but it's not new. I have a logging program
that does the same thing on a world map.
it is indicative of the direction some of our wonderful hobby is going. Nothing
is worse than hearing an old guy say, "Well, in the OLD days,
we did such and such." However, I must submit that those of us with over
300 countries worked and confirmed and who did it by spending hours tuning
the bands in the late hours of the evening and the wee hours of the morning
did much more to earn those DXCC stickers and confirming QSLs than today's
packet watchers who do NOTHING but jump on packet spots, then, act like they've
really accomplished something.
the current craze in code readers. Why don't people just LEARN the
code? Because it's easier to whine and make excuses. My hat is OFF
to the many who have done well in the LARG upgrade classes. Bill McCourt,
WF1L deserves another big "thank you." These
are the people who are going to derive the maximum from ham radio, not those
who use gadgetry to accomplish everything.
My point in all this is -- LEARN the basic skills of good operating and DXing YOURSELF. Don't rely solely on computers and others to do the work for you. You'll know more in the end and you'll derive MUCH more from ham radio if you do.
What tastes better? A fish filet from Mrs. Paul's or a filet from a fish you just caught yourself?
73, Mike WØYR/4 de
Furr Road, Unison, Virginia