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The Healing Springs Mountain VHF Society is an ARRL affiliated amateur radio club making its home in Lexington, North Carolina, supporting a number of local VHF and UHF repeaters. We also support our members who work a variety of HF and digital modes.

ARRL says "New Digital Modes Changing Complexion of Bands and Perhaps of Ham Radio"

The ARRL notes that the proliferation of digital modes in the last several years, especially the explosion of the FT8 mode in 2017, is changing the nature of ham traffic on the airwaves and wonders if FT8 in particular "marks the end of an era and the start of a new, more minimalist age."

Original link from the ICQ Podcast.

FT8 page is at http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/K1JT/wsjtx.html.