Thursday, March 15, 2018

First FT8 on 2 meters

I made my first contact with FT8 on 2 meters. I had a qso with PE1LJS from Almere (Distance: 43 km) I heard him calling CQ so I thought I give it a try. Just with my small 2 meter vertical and 5 watts from my FT817.

I did some old fashion JT65A on 20 meters. Still there are stations with that mode active. It feels like old days when the mode was just new. Not too many stations. I saw a Dutch call sign with JT65A on my waterfall PC9TUM with a locator somewhere in the Indian Ocean. It is not a registered call sign so it must be an intruder.

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