We are at the beginning of a new era. FT8 has changed everything in a short time. Users of CW, SSB and other digimode users have decreased by 20%.
Since June 2017 the use of FT8 has increased explosively by 55%. Only RTTY users will continue for now. Which is incomprehensible to me.
I even heard FT8 users on 2 meters. Usually 2 meter is abandoned, only repeater users but also not much. There is now hope for VHF enthusiasts. I think you can make nice QSO’s with FT8.
Anyways, what will be the situation in about another six months? Will FT8 still be very popular? Or does Joe Taylor have any new surprises in store for us? Who can tell?