What is your favorite mode?

Discussion in 'Survey Center' started by KK4NSF, Mar 10, 2021.


What is your favorite mode in ham radio? (you can pick as many as you like!)

  1. Continuous Wave Morse Cose (CW) traditional, old school and still way cool!

  2. Single Side Band (SSB) great for HF nets and conversation

  3. Frequency Modulated (FM) - perfect for our HTs, repeaters and vehicles!

  4. Amplitude Modulated (AM)- aaahh the warm glow of TUBES, and a lot of fun talking!

  5. FT-8- lots of QSOs and DX with just a little power required!

  6. DMR or D-Star- the fusion of the World Wide Web with Radio.... seems like fun to me!

  7. PSK-31- sort of like RTTY, with a small but great bunch of afficianados!

  8. RTTY- that great old mode, that used to send the news all over the world!

  9. Slow Scan TV- Yes indeed... sending pics over the radio!

  10. OTHER- There are a lot of others to list.... so which one appeals to YOU?

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  1. KK4NSF

    KK4NSF Ham Member QRZ Page

    OK... this came up in another survey, and it made me wonder: What IS your favorite mode? Of course this is not a scientific survey, and is only intended as entertainment.... so there is no right or wrong answer. :D It's all good to me.

    Since the available space is limited, I couldn't list then all. SO if your mode is not shown, just select "other" and tell us why it's great. ( BUT remember: Damped Waves are illegal in most cases, so if you are a Spark Gap afficianado, it's best we don't share that here. :eek:)

    Also.... you can like as many as you want, AND change your vote(s) later if your mode starts driving you crazy. :mad::eek::D
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2021
  2. W7HV

    W7HV Ham Member QRZ Page

    Absolutely, positively no question, CW.
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  3. KK4NSF

    KK4NSF Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm with you: CW is GREAT!
  4. KK4NSF

    KK4NSF Ham Member QRZ Page

    interesting! At the moment D-Star / DMR is lagging way behind.....with zero folks saying it's their fav.
  5. SV2HZF

    SV2HZF Ham Member QRZ Page

    In favorite order CW, SSB, AM :D
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  6. PU2OZT

    PU2OZT Ham Member QRZ Page

    A1A - wishing could be able to try Olivia and Hellschreiber, hence OTHER will apply someday, someday... when no more lacking of everything like today.

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  7. KD8DEY

    KD8DEY Ham Member QRZ Page

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  8. KK4NSF

    KK4NSF Ham Member QRZ Page

    OK! We're off to a slow start.... BUT a trend is developing!
    CW is the front-runner, with FT-8 not far behind. SSB is in third place, followed by all of the others. We DID get a verbal for AM, but no actual vote... so it, OTHER and DStar/DMR are tied for last with zero votes. I think I'm the only one on-board with PSK-31.
  9. KK4NSF

    KK4NSF Ham Member QRZ Page

    SO... it's Saturday morning, and AM is now on the board! CW is still in the lead, with SSB and FT-8 tied for second. Poor DMR/DStar and OTHER are still in last place with zero votes. (I guess folks just don't like 'em. PSK-31 and RTTY have both picked up a vote....

    So the survey continues!
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  10. KC7JNJ

    KC7JNJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I love SSB CW MT63 (that no one uses anymore) and Olivia.
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