The data is taken from the almost 1.8 million QSO's logged on the site in the last 13-months.
This is bound to stir some controversy with a lot of people having misgivings about how this digital mode seems to be replacing the traditional SSB and CW means of communication.
As can be seen from this previous post, FT8 has enjoyed an explosion in popularity since it was released in 2017.
It does look though as if the pendulum have swung a bit too far in the digital direction. During the Summer Sporadic-E season, there are many times where signals are reasonably strong and a SSB contact could be completed in a much shorter time frame than say a FT8 contact with its 15-second transmission cycles going back and forth.
How to get more of a balance though might be easier said than done.
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