Friday, July 14, 2017

FT8 on 40 meter

I woke up very early today. That was a good chance to check out 40 meter. To see how FT8 will perform. There is a lot of activity with FT8. There is a lot more activity than with JT9. There is a good chance that this mode good be very populair soon. I did work W4UEF, K2QQ, NĂ˜IAI, VA3MJR SV5KKU and KZ8Y. logbook doesn't have the possibility yet to log FT8 qso's. I logged as JT9 but in the comment I mention that it was a FT8 qso.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Condx and FT8 new Digi Mode


Which one can I believe. Yes, I know I have to check the bands myself. But in general I believe the prediction from London. Anyway I going to try my luck with FT8 a new digi mode by K1JT. Last night I made a few qso's on 20 meter and 40 meter. I saw PE4BAS also on my screen. It's a very fast mode. Just like MSK144 there is automatic sequence with FT8 so once clicked on the received call all will goes automatic. JT65 an JT9 are really slow. But FT8 is different. It is fast 15 seconds. It would nice for sporadic E on 6 meter. Today I will test FT8 again. I also installed the new version of WSJT-X v1.8.0 -rc1 

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